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Identification Process

  • Students may be referred for testing and consideration in the Gifted and Talented Program by teachers, counselors, parents, or other interested person(s).
  •  Referred students and their parent(s) will be contacted to determine if the students are interested in the program. 
  • Written parental consent will be obtained before any special testing or individual assessment is conducted as a part of the screening and identification process. All student information collected during the screening and identification process will be an educational record, subject to the protections set out in policies.

 

          

Kindergarten screening

  •  All kindergarten students are given a verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning test. 
  • Creativity and portfolio samples will be completed on all students referred. 
  • Teachers and parents will complete an inventory on nominees.

 

2nd grade screening 

  • All second grade students are given a verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning test. 
  • Creativity and portfolio samples will be completed on all students referred. 
  • Teachers and Parents will complete an inventory on nominees.

 

Grades 1, 3, 4, 5 screening 

  • All referred students will have the opportunity to participate in the screening process.

 

 

Selection Committee

  • A selection committee will evaluate each referred student according to the established criteria and will identify those students for whom placement in the gifted and talented program is the most appropriate educational setting. 
  • The committee will be composed of at least three professional educators who have received training in the nature and needs of gifted students.

 

Assessment Schedule

  • All Kindergarten students will be screened, and if qualified, will begin services on or before March 1.
  • Assessment for referred students grades 1-5 will be conducted in May.  ***For 2020 only, assessment will occur in early fall of 2020.

 

NOTIFICATION

  • The District will provide written notification to parents of students who qualify for services through the District's gifted and talented program. 
  • Participation in any program or services provided for the gifted students is voluntary, and the District will obtain written permission from the parents before placing a student in a gifted and talented program.
  • Families and staff will be informed of student placement and given opportunities to schedule conferences to discuss assessment data.

Identification Process