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Originally posted by tw0330
My daughter 6 just made it into the "gifted" program in our school corp. she scored in the 97th percentile on the otis lennon ability test.
I have no clue the depth of the test or what not. last year prior to kindergarten she scored an 87 missing the entry minimum by one point.
Any Idea how that might relate to her IQ if at all. It didn't tell us her IQ, just the percentile
Originally posted by PurpleChiten
Different programs are set up differently. Those set up by reccomendation usually end up with the "financially elite", those set up through testing are for the actual academically gifted.
If you remember taking a test to be admitted, it was an actual gifted program. If there was a gifted program and you weren't part of it but remember that all the "rich kids" were and don't know of any test offered, then it was nothing more than a way to group the kids based on what their parents wanted, not what academic merit. The testing serves as justification for being in the program. Otherwise, all the "rich kids" would have the best teachers, the best classes, the best education and those who were "poor" would get the bottom of the barrel...and it happens far too often.
Originally posted by Roundtree
I'm sure many of you have heard of the gifted program, if not, it is a program set up basically to first identify "gifted" children, and then bring them all to different schools to learn different things, once a week. They took IQ tests, constantly gave us projects which were high complexity for 7-8 year olds, as well as other mentally challenging tests. The wierd thing was out of say 7-8 schools in the area, there were only 20 of us in the gifted program, called Odyssey in my region.
Was this an attempt to get the intelligent children on the books? find out who they are and watch them as they mature?
Also, how many of us ended up here? the gifted program taught us to reason, to ask why and how things happen, which is what this and other conspiracy sites are all about. Id advise you all to research star children, and compare the characteristics to the gifted program. I'm sure that we are in a record somewhere, identified as possible star children or something, what are your guys' thoughts?
Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by Bleeeeep
I'd agree with you, I don't think there was anything sinister about the gifted programs. I don't actually think Roundtree was talking about anything sinister (at least in the OP).
If nothing else, the idea that the government would watch and train young kids through means of a special academic setting and a specialized curriculum is interesting. I could probably sit and piece together an interesting story about how they identify those who seem to have the most promise and how they set them up for success through these programs, in the hopes that they'll take the initiative and be the people who do make the world a better place. Maybe it's like their version of "semi-elite" training geared toward a select handful of people to be the ones that make the difference, armed with a vaste and specialized background on a variety of things and an inquisitive mind capable of solving complex problems. I could have a field day with that if I had time to write it...
Originally posted by MassOccurs
Who would be interested in monitoring intelligent children?
- Scientists. Psychologists, neurologists, cognitive, behavioral, sociologists, geneticists, and more.
- Government. A gifted intellectual is more likely to join/start a political movement threatening to the establishment.
-Businesses. Market analysis, future recruitment.
- Wizards. Who's going to Hogwarts?
- Secret societies/ illuminati. All of the above.
Conclusion: it's hard to say what the extent of surveillance is. But it's not a far reach to speculate that nearly every community is under some monitoring for anything out of the ordinary.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
The reality is that most of these people are just normal folks. I don’t understand why so many of you try to create these myths about yourselves being “special.