Casting a Wide Net for Potential Talent
A universal screener is a way to systematically identify exceptional potential and hidden talent among all populations, including English Language Learners, students with special needs and those who may not be achieving on other traditional academic measures. Using a universal screener is considered a best practice in the field of gifted education.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools administers the Naglieri Non-verbal Abilities Test, (NNAT) to test all 2nd grade students. The NNAT measures “general ability or intelligence (‘g’)”, which allows people to solve a variety of problems. See below for further resources on Universal Screening for GT and the NNAT.