|Jill Adelson, Chair
||Janette Boazman, Communications Chair
|Megan Foley-Nicpon, Chair-Elect
||Angela Housand, Awards Chair
|Hope Bess Wilson, Secretary
||Lisa Foster, Awards Co-Chair
|Matt Makel, Program Chair
||Nielsen Pereira, Treasurer
|Karen Rambo-Hernandez, Assistant Program Chair
||D. Besty McCoach, Past Chair
Research & Evaluation Committees
If you interested in serving on one of the following committees, please contact the chair.
Awards Committee: Angela Housand, Chair; Lisa Foster, Co-Chair
Communications Committee: Janette Boazman, Chair
Grad Student Committee: Cindy Massicotte, Chair
Membership Committee: Hope Bess Wilson, Chair
Program Committee: Matt Makel, Chair
Publications Committee: Bronwyn MacFarlane, Chair
Strategic Initiatives: Nielsen Pereira, Chair
Mid-Career Scholars: Carol Tieso, Chair
The Research & Evaluation Network's primary mission is to ensure a spirit of inquiry among NAGC members by informing the membership about research needs and methodologies and by encouraging and supporting them in their research efforts. Further, the mission is to develop and promote forums for coordinating research and disseminating it to educators and policy-makers that can make the important difference for all gifted children. Specifically, the Network undertakes activities that will: 1) determine and encourage needed research, methodology, and program evaluation on key topics; 2) determine and encourage presentation of relevant research topics and evaluation and methods in gifted education; 3) determine resources to support research and evaluation in gifted education; 4) establish networks with other relevant professional organizations and NAGC Networks; 5) encourage the use of ethical standards for conducting and reporting research and evaluation in gifted education; and 6) develop guidelines for graduate training that specify research and evaluation skills.
If you like what you've read and want to be a member of the Research & Evaluation Network, we'd love to have you! You must be a member of NAGC before you can become a network member, so click here to find out how.
Some of our recent "SIREN" newsletters sent to network members:
2013 Research and Evaluation Dissertation Award Competition
The Research and Evaluation Division will be running the fourth annual Dissertation Award competition this year. The winner of the award will receive a plaque, a special session to present his or her research at NAGC 2013, and early-bird conference registration for NAGC 2013 (valued at $390). To be eligible for the dissertation award, the applicant must: 1) be a member of the Research and Evaluation Network of NAGC, 2) have defended his or her dissertation during the 2012 calendar year. Applicants should submit an article length manuscript (no longer than 25 pages) based on the dissertation. Any manuscripts longer than 25 pages, exclusive of tables, figures, and references, will be immediately disqualified. In addition, each applicant should submit a cover letter which includes his/her name, address, email address, phone number, current occupation and institution, and the date that he/she defended his/her dissertation. Application packages must be received by March 25, 2013. Please submit application packages electronically to: Angela Housand firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers should be submitted as either pdf or word files.
The winners from the 2012 competition are:
1st place: Russell T. Warne
Dissertation Title: Using Above-level Testing to Track Growth in Academic Achievement in Gifted Students
Awarding Institution: Texas A&M
Dissertation Co-chairs: Drs. Myeongsun Yoon and Ernest Goetz
Current Institution: Utah Valley University
Contact email: email@example.com
2nd Place: Karen Rambo
Dissertation Title: Using Summer Growth Patterns to Assess the Impact of Schools on High Achieving and Gifted Students' Reading Skills
Awarding Institution: University of Connecticut
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Betsy McCoach
Current Institution: Colorado State University
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Place: Rachelle Miller
Dissertation Title: After Three Years of Project Hope: Examing the Long-term Effects of an Out-of-School Program on Hope Scholars
Awarding Institution: Purdue University
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Marcia Gentry
Contact email: email@example.com
NAGC Annual Convention
Graduate Student Research Gala
Graduate students are invited to participate in the National Association for Gifted Children, Research and Evaluation Network’s annual Graduate Student Research Gala. This event provides an opportunity for graduate students to network with experts in the field of gifted education and to showcase their research. Participants will: 1) submit a 20-page research paper by July 1st, and 2) create a poster for presentation at the gala event at the NAGC convention. While participation in the research gala is not a requirement, it is highly encouraged among participants. The requirements for the papers are listed here. The Call for Submissions flyer is here.
Winners will be chosen in the following categories: Doctoral-level-Completed Research (completed dissertation research excluded), Doctoral-level-In-progress Research, Non-doctoral-level- Completed Research, and Non-doctoral-level-In-progress Research. Winners will be announced at the Gala. See specific guidelines for paper submissions and the review forms for the criteria for judging.
**Please note that the Doctoral-level Completed Research category no longer includes completed dissertation research; however, doctoral students may want to consider submitting their completed dissertation research for the Research and Evaluation Network Dissertation Award. You may contact the Graduate Student Research Gala Chair, Dr. Lisa Hall Foster at Lisa_Foster@gse.harvard.edu for further information about the Dissertation Award.
Business Meeting Minutes
2012 Business Meeting Minutes
2012 Working Meeting Minues
Did You Know?
The R&E Membership Committee presents the first annual R&E Did You Know? series. These documents include facts from recent research related to research and evaluation of gifted children in GCQ as well as AERA, APA, and other journals. This year, we bring you facts organized into the following topics:
- Diverse Learners
- Pedagogy & Curriculum
- Qualitative Research
- Quantitative Methodology
- Self-Regulation and Motivation (NEW)
- Social & Emotional Issues
- Special Populations
- Teachers of the Gifted
Please feel free to distribute these to your colleagues - spread the word to faculty, graduate students, researchers, scholars, administrators, parents, and teachers about research related to gifted education being conducted and about the R&E network! Each document includes a membership form, so please invite others to join us in the Network or use it to join if you are not already a member!