General Intellectual Ability

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Teacher Nomination Form

Student Name:  _______________________________        Grade:  _________________
Teacher Name:  _______________________________        Date:  __________________

Check the column which best describes the student’s classroom performance. Listed below is a range of possible characteristics and behaviors. Indicate whether the student demonstrates the characteristic or behavior often, sometimes, or seldom. If the student demonstrates the characteristic or behavior in a specific content area, indicate the content area or check general to indicate the student demonstrates the behavior in general. Cite specific examples of the behavior by writing in the space provided or attaching a written narrative or student work.

Characteristic:
+/- Behavior

Seldom

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Times

Often

General

Specific
Example

Learns more rapidly: learns new skills quickly

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learns more rapidly: may become easily bored

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concentration: long attention span

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concentration: resists changing subjects

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retains information: remembers details

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retains information: becomes negative if pace is slow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristic:
+/- Behavior

Seldom

Some-
Times

Often

General

Specific
Example

Abstract thinking skills:  makes inferences

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract thinking skills:  may be critical toward others

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual curiosity:  willing and eager to learn new material

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intellectual curiosity: asks questions at inappropriate times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senses discrepancies: uses superior logical reasoning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senses discrepancies: may be argumentative

 

 

 

 

 

Sense of humor: understands or uses sophisticated humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sense of humor: uses humor inappropriately or at inappropriate times

 

 

 

 

 

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