Abilities. Strengths. Path.
Good assessments can provide insights about or a "snapshot" of academic achievement, instructional readiness, and various types of abilities related to school learning and cognitive development. Understanding a student’s academic potential and current level of achievement are important to the talent development process. Assessment for talent development is aimed at identifying strengths and determining the need for enrichment, acceleration, or supplemental programming.
(acknowledgment: CTD, Northwestern University)