The Gifted Rating Scales

The Gifted Rating Scales consist of the Gifted Rating Scales School Form (GRS) and the Gifted Rating Scale – Preschool Form (GRS-P) The Gifted Rating Scales are norm-referenced rating scales based on current theories of giftedness and federal and state guidelines regarding the definition of gifted and talented students. 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 grades 1 – 8. The six domains include: intellectual, academic, motivation, creativity, leadership and artistic talent. The Gifted Rating Scales consist of the Gifted Rating Scales School Form (GRS) and the Gifted Rating Scale – Preschool Form (GRS-P)


Why the GRS?

  • The GRS validity studies have been conducted to link to leading cognitive and achievement batteries.
  • Both forms of the GRS provide a standardized 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 behavioral guidelines for identification of giftedness within each domain.
  • Teachers can complete both forms of the GRS easily and quickly.

Where to Purchase the GRS

The GRS-S and GRS-P are available for purchase on the MHS website.


Research about the GRS