Gifted Rating Scales grs

Helps identify children for placement in gifted and talented educational programs

For: Preschool and School Teachers

Reading Level: Adult

Format: Observational rating scales

Length: 5 - 10 minutes

Scoring: Hand scored



GRS Manual

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Paper Forms and Hand Scoring Materials


GRS-P Preschool/Kindergarten Record Forms (25)

GRS-P Preschool/Kindergarten Record Forms (pack of 25)
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GRS-S School Record Forms (25)

GRS-S School Record Forms (pack of 25)
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Authors: Steven Pfeiffer, Ph.D., ABPP, Tania Jarosewich, Ph.D.


The Gifted Rating Scales are norm-referenced rating scales based on current theories of giftedness.  Pre-school and Kindergarten teachers complete the Pre-School/Kindergarten GRS-P form for children between the ages of 4:0 and 6:11 years. This form of GRS–P contains brief scales covering five domains: intellectual, academic readiness, motivation, creativity and artistic talent. Teachers complete six brief scales on the School-Age GRS–S form to evaluate children between the ages of 6:0 through 13:11 years who are in Years 1 - 8. The six domains include: intellectual, academic, motivation, creativity, leadership and artistic talent.

Features and Benefits

  • The GRS validity studies have been conducted to link to leading cognitive and achievement batteries.
  • Both forms of the GRS provide a standardised method for identifying children for gifted and talented programs based on teacher observations.
  • Both forms of the GRS allow for identification of relative strengths and specific areas of giftedness.
  • Both forms of the GRS provide specific behavioural guidelines for identification of giftedness within each domain.
  • Teachers can complete either form of the GRS easily and quickly.

Key areas measured


  • Intellectual
  • Academic readiness
  • Motivation
  • Creativity
  • Artistic talent


  • Intellectual
  • Academic
  • Motivation
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Artistic talent