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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is Gifted Education? - History, Models & Issues
Course SummaryIllinois educational professionals seeking certification in Gifted Education must now pass the National Evaluation Series (NES) Gifted Education test. This study guide covers exam-aligned content, from the fundamentals of gifted education to instruction, assessment and curriculum planning.
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About This Course
For the field of Gifted Education, the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) uses a National Evaluation Series (NES) test for educational certification and professional endorsements. In this study guide, you'll receive a comprehensive review of NES-aligned gifted education standards and content. Through our fast and fun video lessons, you'll find out exactly what you'll encounter on the exam while refreshing your knowledge of these important concepts.
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Syllabus & Course Information
This study and practice guide provides a complete rundown of the concepts, methods and professional responsibilities that align to Illinois gifted education standards, as well as the material you will encounter on the NES Gifted Education test. Beginning with a review of the founding principles and circumstances of gifted education in the United States, the chapters in this course detail the development and instruction of gifted students, procedures and strategies in assessment and curriculum planning, classroom management, communication and more. Upon completion of this course, you will also be able to:
- Elaborate on the history, goals and principles of gifted education
- Describe identifying factors, characteristics and special needs of gifted students
- Identify potential challenges and development factors for gifted students
- Detail the strategies for developing and evaluating a gifted education program
- Discuss the planning and management of a successful gifted education curriculum and classroom
- Describe professional best practices and instructional strategies used for teaching gifted students
- Understand how to design, interpret and implement assessments for gifted students
- Detail the facets of professionalism in gifted education, including publications, advocacy organizations, parent-teacher relationships and community roles
In this study guide, you'll find 100 lessons that correspond to key content areas on the NES Gifted Education exam, organized into 11 chapters and a special flashcard review section. For additional practice, each lesson includes its own mini-quiz that you can use to assess your progress as you work through the guide. Practice chapter exams also help make sure you're on the right track to NES success!
ILTS Gifted Education Exam Information
Aspiring teachers of gifted education classes in the state of Illinois must now pass the NES Gifted Education exam, which is aligned with both state and national teaching standards.
- Number of Questions: 150 questions
- Question Type: Multiple choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
ILTS Gifted Education Exam Breakdown
|ILTS Gifted Education Exam Concept||Percent of the Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Lessons in Course|
|Foundations of Gifted Education||30%||45 questions||29|
|Assessment and Program Planning||30%||45 questions||20|
|Curriculum and Instruction||40%||60 questions||42|
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