PRAXIS II Gifted Education Exam (5358)

This exam will assess your readiness to teach young gifted students. You will be given two hours to complete this 120 multiple-choice exam. There will be 17 questions regarding professionalism, 23 questions regarding the learning environment of gifted students, 33 questions regarding the instruction of gifted students, 22 questions regarding assessment, identification, and eligibility of gifted students and, 25 questions regarding the definition, development and characteristics of the gifted child.

Professionalism
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of the understanding of the community on gifted education, special issues regarding 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, the 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 and philosophies of gifted education.

Learning Environment for Gifted Students
This section of the exam will assess 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 and procedural safeguards regarding the placement of gifted students.

Instruction of Gifted Students
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of curriculum models for gifted students, criteria for the selection of curriculum for gifted students, methods to improve 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, advising 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, the relationship between content and process skills education, development and implementation of the IEP, and understanding of procedural safeguards and legal issues related to the educational process for gifted students.

Identification and Assessment 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 regarding 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 utilized in the psychological evaluation of gifted children.

Development and Characteristics a Gifted Student
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of various 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, the relationship between the intelligence of the gifted child and their intuitive and aesthetic traits, various types of intellectual gifts, the social and emotional traits of the gifted child, the learning and thinking processes of the gifted child and, the definition of being a gifted individual.

PRAXIS II Gifted Education Practice Questions