Spring Screening Referrals

  • COVID - 19 NEWS:

    Due to schools being closed for the remainder of the school year, we are working through the plan to screen all students who were referred for testing this spring. Because of the fluidity of state and county regulations in response to COVID-19, we are working through different scenarios and dates. Parents that turned in a referral form prior to spring break should have recieved an email with this information.

    We are currently hoping to host GT screening in late July, possibly beginning the week of July 20th. More specific details will be sent to you as we get closer to that time.

    With students missing out on the traditional school experience in the last term of the year, we understand if you would prefer to wait to have your student screened in the spring of the 20-21 school year. 

    Parents with students entering second grade, please know that we screen all 2nd graders in the spring semester.  Should you decide you still want them screened prior to 2nd grade, please note that they will not participate again during the spring 2021 GT screening.

     

    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 permission form and return to our 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 https://www.wylieisd.net/Page/13170  

    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: