Year 2018, Volume 6 , Issue 2, Pages 1 - 13 2018-06-29

Standardizing the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAt 7) for Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary Schools in Jordan

Ali M. ALODAT [1] , Marshall F. ZUMBERG [2]


This study aimed to standardize the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAT) Form Seven for identifying gifted and talented children ages five-eight years in Jordan. A sample of 280 students was randomly chosen from public and private elementary schools and kindergartens in the city of Amman, the capital city of Jordan, and used teachers' nomination for gifted students. The results indicated significant and high reliability correlations for the total score of the two-time administration (r = .927) and highly significant internal consistency reliability correlations where Alpha coefficients were .941 for the subtest scores and .962 for the total score and split-half reliability was .904 for the subtest scores and .927 for the total score. Furthermore, the content validity results demonstrated unanimous agreement among reviewers (6 experts and 10 teachers) about the translation match of the original test, suitability to Jordanian culture, and extracting and interpreting the results. One the other hand, the criterion validity results showed that there were no significant correlations (r = .434) between the Arabic version of CogAT Screening Test results and teachers' nomination of gifted students. 

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Primary Language en
Journal Section Gifted Education
Authors

Author: Ali M. ALODAT (Primary Author)
Institution: Yarmouk University
Country: Jordan


Author: Marshall F. ZUMBERG
Institution: Wayne State University
Country: United States


Dates

Publication Date : June 29, 2018

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APA Alodat, A , Zumberg, M . (2018). Standardizing the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAt 7) for Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary Schools in Jordan . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists , 6 (2) , 1-13 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/38113/439806
MLA Alodat, A , Zumberg, M . "Standardizing the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAt 7) for Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary Schools in Jordan" . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 6 (2018 ): 1-13 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/38113/439806>
Chicago Alodat, A , Zumberg, M . "Standardizing the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAt 7) for Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary Schools in Jordan". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 6 (2018 ): 1-13
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ISNAD Alodat, Ali M. , Zumberg, Marshall F. . "Standardizing the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAt 7) for Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary Schools in Jordan". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 6 / 2 (June 2018): 1-13 .
AMA Alodat A , Zumberg M . Standardizing the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAt 7) for Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary Schools in Jordan. JEGYS. 2018; 6(2): 1-13.
Vancouver Alodat A , Zumberg M . Standardizing the Cognitive Abilities Screening Test (CogAt 7) for Identifying Gifted and Talented Children in Kindergarten and Elementary Schools in Jordan. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists. 2018; 6(2): 1-13.