West Virginia Gifted Matrix
The West Virginia Gifted Matrix© was designed to help identify historically underrepresented gifted students (HUGS).
West Virginia Gifted Matrix includes the following program enhancements:
- Expanded and updated list of 25 cognitive tests
- Ancillary composite scores recommended by test publishers
- West Virginia General Summative Assessment
- New Ring Weights graph
- Improved printing
The West Virginia Gifted Matrix was initially approved by the West Virginia Department of Education in 2008 for Kanawha County Schools. The framework of the West Virginia Gifted Matrix weights has not been altered. The only changes are the inclusions of the current state assessment (WVGSA), which replaces the previous Smarter Balanced assessment, and new and updated cognitive instruments. A new Ring Weights Graph was added to the West Virginia Gifted Matrix report.
The West Virginia Gifted Matrix program is a free download. School districts wishing to have their HUGS checklists added to the program for their use should email us through the contact form with a note for Charles Szasz in the message.
The author of the West Virginia Gifted Matrix software and Psych Software Innovations are not legally responsible for any eligibility decisions made by school personnel using this software. The West Virginia Gifted Matrix was designed to aid in the identification of gifted students using diverse sources of information. The West Virginia Gifted Matrix should not be solely used for the identification of intellectually gifted students.
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