Spring Screening Referrals

  • In an effort to greater serve students with advanced learning needs, Wylie ISD has open nominations for gifted and talented identification for students in 1st and 3rd through 11th grade each spring. If you are interested in having your child screened for Wylie ISD’s Gifted and Talented Program, please print the referral and permission form and return it to your child's school.

    *Students who were already screened this year must wait a full year before being retested. All kindergarten students were considered in the fall and 2nd grade students will be screened in the spring this year.

    For screening timeline information, please visit our assessment calendar.

    According to Dr. Bertie Kingore, "identification of gifted students is clouded when concerned adults misinterpret high achievement as giftedness. High-achieving students are noticed for their on-time, neat, well-developed, and correct learning products. Adults comment on these students' consistent high grades and note how well they acclimate to class procedures and discussions. Some adults assume these students are gifted because their school-appropriate behaviors and products surface above the typical responses of grade-level students."

    Below is a list of characteristics to consider when nominating a child for GT screening: