Identification Process

Identification Steps – Grades K-6:

  • Step 1 – Recommendation/Input
    • The Recommendation can be made to the Gifted and Talented teacher by a classroom teacher, parent, or student.
  • Step 2 – Considered Screening Elements
    • Previous identification in another school system
    • Evidence of thinking that represents the characteristics of giftedness
    • Observation
    • Student Interview
    • Consistently high performance on standardized test scores
    • Cog AT 129 and above
      • Verbal
      • Quantitative
      • Nonverbal
  • Step 3 – Determination of Services
    • The Gifted and Talented teachers and a team that may include, the building principal, Director of K-12 Instruction, and classroom teachers will work with students and parents to determine the appropriate programming for the child.
  • Step 4 – Programming
    • Students who receive services from the Gifted and Talented teachers may be involved in various programming which could include:
      • Group enrichment opportunities
      • Individualized enrichment opportunities

Identification Steps – Grades 7-12

  • Step 1 – Recommendation
    • A recommendation can be made to the Gifted and Talented teacher by a classroom teacher, parent or student.
  • Step 2 – Considered Screening Elements:
    • Previous identification in another school system
    • Evidence of thinking that represents the characteristics of giftedness
    • Observation
    • Student interview
    • Consistently high performance on standardized test scores
    • CogAT 129¬†and above
      • Verbal
      • Quantitative
      • Nonverbal
    • Iowa Assessment (IA) 95 National Percentile and above
      • Reading Comprehension
      • Language Total
      • Math Total
      • Science
  • Step 3 – Determination of Services
    • The Gifted and Talented teachers and a team that may include, the building principal, Director of K-12 Instruction, and classroom teachers will work with students and parents to determine the appropriate programming for the child.
  • Step 4 – Programming
    • Students who receive services from the Gifted and Talented teachers may be involved in various programming which could include:
      • Group enrichment opportunities
      • Individualized enrichment opportunities
      • Identification with Personalized Education Plans targeted to meet the long-term needs of the individual students.