As editor, Susan Johnsen offers a book that is both practical and informative. Designed for professionals working with the gifted and talented, her book seeks to meet the informational needs of teachers of the gifted, school administrators, psychologists, and psychometrists. Readers will find chapters that cover the gamut of gifted education basics and extend beyond to offer guidance to decision-makers seeking to identify these children for services. Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide
is a brief, yet thorough, overview of issues surrounding the identification of gifted students. The book lives up to its title in that educators can turn to it as an authoritative reference in matters of assessing students and count on receiving practical and easy-to-implement solutions for their assessment needs. --
Sandee Manning, Ph.D., Gifted Education Communicator: A Journal for Educators and Parents
, Spring 2005
About the Author
Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University. She directs the Ph.D. program, and programs related to gifted and talented education. She is past-president of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. She has written more than 100 articles, monographs, technical reports, and books related to gifted education. She is a frequent presenter at international, national, and state conferences.
She is editor of Gifted Child Today
and serves on the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly
and Journal of Advanced Academics
. She also coauthored the Independent Study Program
and three tests that are used in identifying gifted students: Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students (TOMAGS), Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI-3), and Screening Assessment for Gifted Students (SAGES-2).