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Interview: Dr. Jack Naglieri at Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT)

Using the NNAT3 to identify gifted students

The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®-Third Edition (NNAT®3) is a brief, culturally fair, nonverbal measure of general ability. Using abstract designs, the NNAT3 assesses ability without requiring the student to read, write, or speak. It is most often used as a measure of giftedness, and is a favorite among many experts, including Dr. Naglieri (although he admits he is a bit biased).

In this 2017 interview at TAGT giftED17, Dr. Naglieri discusses the importance of identifying gifted children, regardless of race or ethnicity. He explains the assessment process, specifically using the nonverbal measure of giftedness, the NNAT3 — and what sets the NNAT3 apart from other screeners.

Dr. Jack Naglieri

Dr. Naglieri is the author or co-author of more than 300 scholarly papers, books, and tests on intelligence, cognition, and learning and emotional disorders. His scholarly research includes investigations related to topics such as intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities, giftedness, and Attention Deficit Disorder; examination of race, gender, and ethnic differences in cognitive processing; fair assessment using nonverbal and cognitive processing tests; identification of gifted minorities, IDEA and identification of specific learning disabilities; and cognitively based academic interventions.