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G/T Identification

GT ID 23_24

 

Do you see giftedness, or gifted potential, in a student? 

Take a look at the definition of a G/T student provided by the Texas Education Agency below.  Then, take a look at our 4-step process for G/T screening. 

A gifted/talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who

  • exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  • excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)

G/T Screening Steps

  • Refer
  • Assess
  • Select
  • Notify

First, students must have a referral for consideration.  In order to refer your child, or student, as a part of the G/T screening process this year, please fill out a referral form below.  Before any student enters the screening process, they must be both referred and have parent/guardian permission.  In the Parent/Guardian G/T Referral Form below, permission may be granted virtually for students.  If you are a teacher or non-parent/guardian who would like to refer a student, your initial referral will require parent/guardian information, in order to allow the G/T Department to get permission to assess and serve by the student's parent/guardian.  Please fill out the appropriate form below and provide any information possible that illustrates the gifted behaviors you see in the student.  Need help thinking about various characteristics of gifted students?  Use this resource from the National Association of Gifted Children to help discuss the unique traits of your student.

After receiving permission to screen students, a district G/T identification team will assess students using a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative data that reflect the definition of gifted provided by TEA.  The team will collect data from parents, teachers, and review available assessment data such as, but not limited to, NWEA MAP and STAAR.  In addition students who have permission to assess will have the opportunity to create an online portfolio.  The G/T portfolio is comprised of high-level, open-ended activities and challenges that examine student characteristics that may not be seen in other forms of data such as creativity and persistence.  In Kindergarten and 1st grade, we will use the data from planned experiences as the G/T portfolio. 

Once all assessment data has been collected, the district G/T identification team will meet to select the appropriate identification status based off the results of screening.  Once the committee has reviewed all students, the campus will notify all students screened about their identification results. 

For information on appeals and services, please see our G/T manual.  

G/T Identification 2023-2024

As the 23-24 school year ends, parents and guardians should receive a letter explaining if a student has been identified or not as G/T as a results of the screening process.  If, as a parent or guardian, you disagree with the decision, please fill out the form below.  Your appeal will be sent to the G/T committee for the campus your student attends for a review.  After meeting to discuss the appear, the committee will make a decision and reach out to the parent or guardian as appropriate. 

At this time, we are no longer screening students for the 23-24 school year.  When our new G/T screening window opens in the 2024-2025 school year, a link will be posted below.

For an overview of the G/T ID process, in both English and Spanish, please see the appropriate video from a previous year below: 

First page of the PDF file: GT_ID_Information_Letter_23_24
First page of the PDF file: GT_ID_Information_Letter_SPANISH_23_24