- Overton Park Elementary
Gifted and Talented Identification 21-22
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
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 attain 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. Please refer to the National Association of Gifted Children to dive into gifted common characteristics of gifted students behaviors.
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, for the 2020-2021 school year, students who have permission to assess will have the opportunity to create an online portfolio of work through a Google Classroom.
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 a 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 2021-2022
Please see the timeline for district screening below. Please note: campuses, under the discretion of their G/T Identification Committee, may adjust the dates based off campus needs. For questions regarding G/T Identification, please e-mail email@example.com.
Please use the following links to submit a referral for G/T identification. Remember, we must have parent permission to begin screening.
- Gifted and Talented Referral for Parents and Guardians
- Gifted and Talented Referral for Teachers and Community Members