Gifted and Talented Identification Process | Kimberly
Eligibility will be determined with the use of a body of evidence approach.
School staff, parents, or students themselves may refer a student for GT screening.
The GT Screening may include:
Standardized test scores
Teacher/Parent/Student qualitative scales
Classroom observation (GT Coordinator)
Gifted and Talented Placement
If students place high enough in the initial screener/referral, further testing may be used to qualify students for GT services:
WISC- completed by school psychologist
CoGAT- completed by the district GT Coordinator.
Placement will be determined as a team through RTI, including principal, GT coordinator, teachers, and SPED director.
Challenging an Identification Determination
After attending a team meeting, parents may challenge the decision about placement with the superintendent.
If a student comes to our district, having already been identified as Gifted and Talented, the RTI team will review documentation in the cumulative file and call previous schools as necessary. The team will determine if the identification shall be accepted or rejected within 10 days of receiving the cumulative file.