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GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM
PARENT INFORMATION
MEETING
August 29, 2013
CISD
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
oGT students in grades 1-5 travels to Fannin on
their grade level’s designated full day of
instruction.
oStudents are a part of project-based learning
where they complete projects using research
methods and experiential learning.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
oWe select our projects from the Texas
Performance Standards Projects.
http://texaspsp.org/
oThe project presentations at the end of the
project are very important. We can assess
learning, build confidence, and practice
presentation skills.
GIFTED AND TALENTED
DEFINITION
The Gifted and Talented students are those who perform at or
show the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of
accomplishment when compared to others of the same age,
experience, or environment and:
(1) who exhibit high performance capability in
intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
(2) possess an unusual capacity for leadership;
(3) or excels in a specific academic field.
CISD GT ELEMENTARY
NOMINATIONS
oAll Kindergarten and 5 th grade students are
screened for the CISD Gifted and Talented
program.
oIn Grades 1-4, students who are nominated for
the GT program will be screened, provided
parent/guardian permission for testing.
CISD GT ELEMENTARY
NOMINATIONS
oNomination is the first step in the GT
screening process.
oParents, teachers and peers may make
nominations for grades 1-4.
Parent and Teacher Nomination Window
January 7-24.
KINDERGARTEN
GT SCREENING
 The first screening assessments every kindergarten
student takes.
 All kindergarteners will complete:
 3 in class creative activities where we look for uniqueness
and gifted characteristics.
 NNAT-2
 Online computer assessment that doesn’t involve
reading but uses lines and shapes in patterns and
comparisons.
KINDERGARTEN
GT SCREENING
 If the student is referred by the GT screening committee
after the first two screening assessments, he/she will
take:
 The K-3 Sages-2 test for reading and social studies
 The K-3 Sages-2 test for math and science.
 The K-3 Sages-2 test for Reasoning.
The K-3 Sages-2 test is a combined aptitude and
achievement test for students Kindergarten through 3 rd
grade.
GRADES 1-4
GT SCREENING
All nominated 1 st – 3rd graders will complete:
 3 creative activities that will be screen for uniqueness and
gifted characteristics.
 The K-3 Sages- 2 test for reading/social studies
 The K-3 Sages-2 test for math/science
 The K-3 Sages-2 test for reasoning.
The K-3 Sages-2 test is a combined aptitude and achievement
test for students in Kindergarten through 3 rd grade, and the 4-8
Sages-2 test is for students in 4 th through 8 th grade.
GRADES 1-4
GT SCREENING
All nominated 4 th graders will complete:
 3 creative activities that will be screen for uniqueness and
gifted characteristics.
 The 4-8 Sages- 2 test for reading/social studies
 The 4-8 Sages-2 test for math/science
 The 4-8 Sages-2 test for reasoning.
The K-3 Sages-2 test is a combined aptitude and achievement
test for students in Kindergarten through 3 rd grade, and the 4-8
Sages-2 test is for students in 4 th through 8 th grade.
5 TH GRADE
GT SCREENING
All nominated 5 th graders will complete:
 3 creative activities that will be screen for
uniqueness and gifted characteristics.
 The 4-8 Sages- 2 test for reading/social studies
 The 4-8 Sages-2 test for math/science
 The 4-8 Sages-2 test for reasoning.
The 4-8 Sages-2 test is for students in 4 th through 8 th
grade.
5 TH GRADE
GT PROGRAM AT DRANE
5 th graders will be placed in Drane Middle School 6 th grade GT
program based on qualifying in two core areas:
 Math and Science
 English Language Arts and Social Studies
Instead of being in a one day a week pull out program like in
grades 1-4, they will be GT classes in the area or areas in which
they qualified. Only GT students will be in the each GT class
grouping.
QUALIFICATION FOR GT
1. How many criteria are used to identify gif ted c hildren for the
program?
 5 criteria – K – 4th
 3 criteria in each core area for 5th
2. What are the criteria that are used to screen or identify children for
the gif ted program?
 NNAT 2 – quantitative (kindergarten only)
 K-3 SAGES 2 - quantitative (K-3)
 4-8 Sages- 2
 Slocumb/Payne Teacher Survey – qualitative (K-4)
 Student Portfolio Activities – qualitative (K-5)
QUALIFICATION FOR GT
3. Are the criteria equally weighted ?
 YES!
4. Can a child qualify for the program with a low score on one
component of the identification system if the other scores
are appropriately strong?
 YES!
 Kindergarten has to meet 3 out of 5 criteria to qualify.
 1-5 grade has to meet 2 out of 3 criteria in a core area to
qualify.
 5 th graders can qualify in Math/Science, English Language
Arts, or both.
IF IDENTIFIED,
WHEN WILL MY CHILD START?
 Identified Kindergarten students will receive
G/T services beginning March 1st.
 Students in grades 1st – 6th will receive G/T
services beginning the next school year.
BRIGHT VS. GIFTED
LEARNER
Bright Child…
knows the answers.
is interested.
is attentive.
has good ideas.
works hard.
answers questions.
is in the top group.
listens with interest.
learns with ease.
needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery.
understands ideas.
enjoys peers.
grasps the meaning.
completes assignments.
is receptive.
copies accurately.
enjoys school.
absorbs information.
is a technician.
is a good memorizer.
enjoys straightforward, sequential presentation.
is alert.
is pleased with own learning .
Gifted Learner…
asks the questions.
is highly curious.
is mentally and physically involved.
has wild, silly ideas.
plays around, yet tests well.
discusses in detail, elaborates.
beyond the group.
shows strong feelings.
already knows.
needs 1-2 repetitions for mastery.
constructs abstractions.
prefers adults.
draws inferences.
initiates projects.
is intense.
creates a new design.
enjoys learning.
manipulates information.
is an inventor.
is a good guesser.
thrives on complexity.
is keenly observant.
is highly critical

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