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Identification Process
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Gifted Education

Identification Process


Gifted and talented students are those persons whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.


 Screening and Referral:

Students are screened using the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test 3 (NNAT3) in the 2nd and 6th grade.

*Referral Form is Located in the "Related Documents" Tab in the upper right hand of this screen*

Students may be referred by:

·         Teachers

·         Parents

·         Administrators

·         Counselors

·         Self

·         Peers

·         Community Members


After students are screened and/or referred, a Body of Evidence is gathered and reviewed by the Gifted Education Department.


The Body of Evidence may include:

·        Teacher Checklist/Parent Checklist

·         Multiple Intelligence Inventory

·         Student Interview/Student Observation

·         Anecdotal Record

·         Grade Reports

·         CSAP Scores/MAPS Scores

·         Creativity Sample

·         Portfolio (Student Work)

*    Transfer Records


Formal Identification:

Students are formally identified if they exhibit several of the following indicators:

1.      Advanced on TCAP and/or > 93% on MAPS (Consistently for at least 3 testing periods.)

2.      3.5 GPA or equivalent

3.      Screening Tool Results

4.      Anecdotal Record/Student Observation

5.      Portfolio/Performance Record

6.      Transfer Records

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