Online Glossary Letter U


Glossary-Items: Letter U


Underachievement is the term used to describe underperformance in a person who has a very high, far above-average cognitive potential. An example of “underachievers” would be students who, in their academic performance, are unable to fulfill the potential indicated by their IQ score.


Underrepresented groups

Certain groups of children and adolescents have always been underrepresented in the promotion of the gifted. These include girls, children from migrant families as well as children who are confronted by challenging socioeconomic circumstances, disabilities, twice exceptionality, or other barriers to accessing education.