Children are gifted when their ability is significantly above the norm for their age and who possess unique learning abilities and talents.
We tend to equate giftedness with academic achievements, but there are gifts and talents in other areas too. Consider the areas of school leadership, social leadership, and interpersonal relationships. SOI is advantageous in testing abilities for students who are gifted in areas that not only pertain to academic achievement, but also:
Energia SOI testing is multifaceted - many abilities are tested. Multifaceted tests are important because there are many aspects to intelligence and people are intelligent in different ways. You want a test that is sensitive to these differences.
Each test produces a profile of the student’s intellectual abilities. It identifies the areas in which the student is gifted, near-gifted, above average, average, below average, etc. If a student misses your cut-off criteria, the profile tells you how you can help the student improve.