Praxis II Gifted Education Exam by ETS
The exam will test your readiness to teach young gifted students. Two hours will be provided, to complete 120 multiple choice questions. There will be 24 questions pertaining to professional knowledge, 18 questions pertaining to program placement of gifted students, 42 questions pertaining to instructional modification and curriculum for gifted students, 18 questions pertaining to assessment, identification and eligibility of gifted students and 18 questions pertaining to the definition, development as well as characteristics of the gifted child.
- Professional Knowledge: This section will test your knowledge of the understanding of the community on gifted education, special issues pertaining to the evaluation of gifted programs, the principles of program evaluation for gifted students, the role of administrators and school personnel in gifted education, the role of parents in gifted education, characteristics of effective teachers of gifted students, identification of laws, regulations and policies concerning gifted education, identification of professional organizations in the field of gifted education, the relationship between gifted, general and special education, current national practices and trends in gifted education, the history of gifted education and the goals, philosophies of gifted education.
- Program Placements for Gifted Students: This section will test your knowledge of community resources for gifted students, independent study for gifted students, the collaborative consultation model, cluster grouping of gifted students, special education programs for gifted students, regular and special education classes for gifted students, implementation challenges in gifted education, program placement options for gifted students, out of school programs for gifted students, issues concerning the acceleration of gifted students and legal issues, procedural safeguards pertaining to the placement of gifted students.
- Instructional Modification and Curriculum for Gifted Students: This section will test your knowledge of curriculum models for gifted students, criteria for the selection of curriculum for gifted students, methods to enhance the performance of under achievers, knowledge of educational methods that enhance and hinder creativity, usage of instructional technology for gifted students, cognitive process models and gifted education, advise gifted students that are disadvantaged or minorities at he elementary and secondary levels, visual and performing arts education of gifted students, language, social studies, science, mathematics, and reading education of the gifted student, relation between content and process skills education, develop and implement IEP, and understand procedural safeguards and legal issues related to the educational process for gifted students.
- Identification, Assessment, and, Eligibility of Gifted Students: This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of student assessment, development of an appropriate IEP, legal issues and procedural safeguards pertaining to the assessment, identification, and education of gifted children, the utilization of multi-dimensional methods to identify gifted students, advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualitative measures of intelligence, appropriate administration of testing to assess and identify gifted students and statistical concepts use in the psychological evaluation of gifted children.
- Definitions, Developments, and Characteristics of the Gifted Child: This section will test your knowledge of different levels of academic achievement in gifted students, methods to enhance the development of gifted traits, factors surrounding under achieving gifted children, issues that may delay the development of the gifted child, characteristics of gifted students that are disabled, disadvantaged or minorities, genetic and environmental influences on the gifted child, relation between the intelligence of the gifted child and their intuitive and aesthetic traits, various different types of intellectual gifts, the social and emotional traits of the gifted child, the learning and thinking processes of the gifted child, the definition of being a gifted individual.