Referrals and Screening Process

Referrals and Screenings for Gifted and Talented

GT Identification Change Due to School Closure

Per TEA, the requirement to administer new assessments for G/T identification is waived for the Spring of 2020. Students referred for identification and assessment in the Spring of 2020 will be assessed in the Fall of 2020. More information regarding dates, times, and location of assessments will be communicated to parents and students as information is available. 

Referral and Screening: Elementary

Referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program may be made by parents, educators, students, counselors, or community members. 

Qualitative and quantitative measures shall be used for GT program placement. Assessment tools may include, but are not limited to, the following: ability tests, achievement tests, creativity measures, and observation inventories.

Final determination of a student’s need for Gifted and Talented services is made by a committee of district educators who have had specific GT training. A balanced review of the data will be conducted before making identification and placement decisions.

Referral and Screening: Secondary

Referrals for the Gifted and Talented Program may be made by parents, teachers, students, counselors, or community members. Students may be referred each year, but prior testing data may be considered valid for 2 years. All secondary students are served through Pre-Ap and Advanced Placement courses. Students do not have to be identified as Gifted and Talented as a prerequisite for Pre-Ap and AP courses.