Third Grade AIG Nomination and Identification 101 - WBS AIG

Third Grade AIG
Nomination and Identification 101
OR: Everything you Wanted to Know
about how Students are Identified but
were Afraid to Ask
The Story Begins…
Each year students in grade three are
nominated for participation in the AIG
Program. We begin the process of
nomination and identification of
students by collecting data and work
A Gifted Child
Gifted learners express their talents and
abilities in a variety of ways.
Like desserts, gifted children come in a
variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors!
In order to qualify for AIG,
students must meet four out of
five criteria. At least one must be
a qualifying test score.
Achievement and Aptitude
Student Achievement – documented by
scores on a nationally-normed achievement
test (ITBS)
Student Aptitude – documented by scores on
a nationally-normed aptitude test (CogAT)
Observation of Student
*Documented by use of teacher
and parent surveys and checklists
Examples: Communication, Humor, Inquiry,
Insight, Problem Solving, Memory,
Reasoning, Leadership, Imagination, and
Student Performance
*Documented by work samples,
portfolios, grades, or other authentic
assessment strategies
Examples: A/B Average, Writing
Samples, ClassScapes Data, AIG Work
Sample Packet, Inquiry-Based Projects
Student Interest & Motivation
Interest documented by interview, formal
interest surveys, or other evidence of
Motivation documented by participation
in school activities, evidence of desire
to pursue learning experiences
Testing 1…2…3…
Before we start testing children…The Gifted
Education Specialist (GES) meets with third
grade classroom teachers to discuss
potential AIG candidates.
High-achieving students who have
demonstrated critical thinking skills and
characteristics of gifted learners may be
selected to participate in short-term, pull-out
groups led by the GES.
Classroom teachers collect data and
work samples from every student in the
regular classroom. As students work with
the GES, he or she collects additional
work samples and observes students, the
entire time noting the presence of
characteristics and behaviors of gifted
In the fall, all third grade
students are given the DAP
IQ test, and scores are used
as one screener for
nomination for the AIG
The DAP IQ: Third Grade Screening
The Draw-A-Person Intellectual Ability
Test for
Children, Adolescents,
and Adults
provides a common set of scoring
criteria to estimate intellectual ability
from a human figure drawing.
Why Screen Third Graders with the
The DAP IQ offers educators the opportunity
to “catch” students who may not perform as
well on other aptitude tests.
The test is universal. Many studies show the
results are similar in all the corners of the
earth. The way kids draw a person
determines at what mental developmental
stage they are at.
Intellectual: The “Other Part” of AIG
In North Carolina we serve gifted learners
through the
Academically OR Intellectually Gifted
(AIG) Program.
And, the DAP IQ helps us see intellectually
gifted students!
The creative ones….
The ones who may be artistic…
The ones who might not perform as
well on math or reading tests!
The ones we don’t want to miss…
With that said…
The DAP IQ is a screening tool.
New Hanover County Schools does
not use DAP IQ scores to identify
students for the AIG program.
After the DAP IQ
With scores in hand, teachers can review all
the data we’ve collected on each child.
Then, we can collaborate with our Teams to
differentiate instruction for students BASED
on new data!
AIG Nominations
1.Teachers, parents, and students may submit
AIG Nominations at any time.
2. The AIG Match Team meets to review
3. The AIG Match Team decides if further
testing is needed and/or data must be
4. Parents are notified of all decisions.
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Iowa
Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) are given when
students nominated for AIG require testing.
Not ALL nominees are tested. Testing with
CogAT and ITBS is an AIG Match Team
After the Tests
Once test results are in, the AIG Match Team
meets again to review data on every
The decision to identify students for the AIG
Program is made when all data is collected
and reviewed at the AIG Match Team
Wait and Watch
Sometimes students are not identified for AIG.
The AIG Match Team will decide if a child
needs more time to “blossom.”
We will “Wait and Watch” for indication a
student needs differentiated curriculum
and/or materials.
Once Identified…
Classroom teachers work with the Gifted
Education Specialist to design appropriate
instruction and opportunities for gifted
This may include participation in an AIG PullOut Resource Class. Parents will receive
their children’s AIG schedule.
Differentiation in the Classroom
Teachers provide differentiated materials and
instruction for gifted learners in the regular
Gifted students are gifted
ALL day, everyday…
The Differentiated Education Plan
The Gifted Education Specialist and the AIG
Match Team create the DEP for each
identified AIG student.
The DEP serves as a contract on how AIG
students are served. The DEP also explains
how students are identified:
Moderate, Significant, or Extensive
Moderate Designation
This level of differentiation is appropriate for students
functioning up to one year above grade level.
This level of differentiation can usually be
accomplished by the classroom teacher, with
consultation from the Gifted Education Specialist.
At times, a student identified at this level may work in a
pull out setting with the Gifted Education Specialist, or
the GES will team teach with the regular classroom
Significant Designation
This level of differentiation is appropriate for
students functioning 1-2 years above grade
The Gifted Education Specialist works with
students identified at this level through team
teaching with the regular classroom teacher,
resource pull out classes, and/or content
Extensive Designation
This level of differentiation is appropriate for students
functioning 3-4 years above grade level.
The Gifted Education Specialist works with these
students in team teaching, resource pull out classes,
and/or content delivery.
Based on the individual student’s interests and needs,
the GES may also access community resources to meet
the child’s needs.
Reviewing the DEP
The DEP is reviewed annually and at any time
during the school year changed may be
An Annual DEP Meeting is held for parents. The
GES introduces the AIG Program and him or
herself to families at this meeting.
AIG Students are welcome to attend!
The GES and classroom teachers review AIG
and “Wait and Watch” students during the
school year. Observation and collection of
data is on-going.
Changes in determinations may be made at
anytime. Parents will be notified and if a
student is identified, invited to a DEP
For more information…
Visit your New Hanover County Schools
AIG website.
WBS AIG Website

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