Gifted and Talented Formal Identification Process for Students in Grades 4-12.
(General Intellectual and Specific Academic Areas)
The identification process is based on 704 KAR 3:285.
The process listed below is for General Intellectual. The other academic areas of identification have similar steps related specifically to that area. Students must meet criteria on step 1 to proceed to step 2. Students must meet criteria on three of the identification tools in steps 1 and steps 2.
Step 1: Eligibility Identification Procedure:
Students must score in the 96th percentile (or better) on a normed reference test.
Specific Academic: TWO Scores of 96% or above on MAP Assessments in the specific area in a calendar year test cycle.
Step 2 of the Identification Procedure:
Profiles are created on students meeting criteria in Step 1.
One or more of these tools will be considered.
* Teacher Checklist Information Form Score (96% of consistent skills indicated)
* MAP Scores(Three or more content areas in the 96th percentile for GI)
* Continuous Progress ( A composite score of 96% or above on the most
recent end of year grades. We have defined composite as the mean of
language arts, math, science and social studies.)
* Anecdotal Records (Teacher Records/Checklist and Information Form)
* Student work that consistently substantiates general intellectual/specific academic gifteness.
Step 3: : The Gifted Education Selection and Placement Committee will meet to analyze the data. The committee will decide if criteria has been met to qualify for a gifted plan or may request additional data for consideration and re-evaluation. Once a student qualifies for a GT plan the committee will establish service options (minimum of two) to develop a Gifted Student Service Plan.
* Students are eligible for formal identification in grades 4-12. Once a students recieves a GSSP, the plan stays in effect until graduation from high school. Additions to current GSSP's can be made at any time upon a student meeting the criteria.