Spring Screenings

  • 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, there are a number of important things to remember:

    • February 12, 2019, Referral Forms will be made available online and at the campus
    • Friday, March 1, 2019, 3:00 p.m., Referral Form deadline.
    • March 18 – April 26, 2019, GT screening and assessment will be administered at the student’s home campus during the school day.
    • April 29 –May 3, 2019, All scoring and ratings will be completed by GT assessment teams.
    • May 6 – May 10, 2019, Campus and parents will receive results.
    • August 2019, GT services begin for newly identified students.

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

    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: