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Identification for Gifted and Talented Programs and Services


Young Scholars (PETS) - Grade 1
During whole class lessons presented by a Gifted and Talented Specialist, students will be recognized by their classroom teacher as ready for deeper instruction based on an observational rubric. Through the school year, different groups of students may be recognized based on the various lessons presented.



Focus - Grades 3 to 5
Identification goal: identify the top 10% of students in each building by means of standardized measures



Grade 3 Data Points
  • CogAT
  • FAST
    • aReading
    • aMath
    • CBM Reading 

Grade 4 & 5 Protocol:
Student new to the district will be considered on standardized measures.

  • aReading and aMath scoring at the 97th percentile, or
  • MCA Math & MCA Reading scoring at the 97th percentile
  • CogAT will also be adminstered



ACES - Grades 6 to 8

Identification Goal: Identify the top 10% of students based on Reading and ELA scores in their previous school year.

6th Grade Data Points:

  • NNAT from elementary school
  • 2018 MCA
    • Composite Score
    • Literature Score
    • Informational Text Score
  • 2018 MAP Composite Score

 

7th & 8th Grade Data Points

  • 2018 MCA
    • Composite Score
    • Literature Score
    • Informational Text Score
  • 2018 MAP Composite Score
  • Grades from 2017-2018 School Year
    • Reading
    • ELA