Identification Process for Gifted & Talented Program

  • KINDERGARTEN SCREENING (Info Letter)

    • Quantitative Data:
      • Cognitive Abilities Assessment
      • Achievement Assessments
    • Qualitative Data for students with quantitative data that indicates a possible need for gifted services:
      • Teacher Rating Inventory
      • Creativity/Problem Solving Portfolio

    SECOND GRADE SCREENING

    • Quantitative Data:
      • Cognitive Abilities Assessment
      • Achievement Assessments
    • Qualitative Data for students with quantitative data that indicates a possible need for gifted services:
      • Teacher Rating Inventory
      • Creativity/Problem Solving Portfolio

    SPRING SCREENING REFERRALS

    Students in 1st or 3rd through 11th grades may be referred by teachers or parents (or self in grades 7-12) to determine eligibility for Gifted and Talented services.

    • Quantitative data such ascognitive abilities and achievement assessments.
    • Teachers complete a Teacher Rating Inventory on nominees.
    • The Creativity/Problem Solving Portfolio is an optional assessment as needed.

    DISTRICT SELECTION COMMITTEE

    • The District has a standing committee, which is responsible for student selection for placement in the Wylie ISD Gifted and Talented Program.
    • The committee is comprised of the Wylie ISD District GT staff and GT campus coordinators and/or GT classroom teachers.

    SCHEDULE FOR ASSESSMENTS

    • All kindergarten students are screened in the first semester and, if qualified, will begin services on or before March 1.
    • All second grade students are screened in the second semester and, if qualified, will begin services the following school year.
    • Assessment for nominated students will be conducted in the spring.
    • At parent request, students new to the district will be assessed during the 1stsix weeks after enrollment.

    DUTIES OF SELECTION COMMITTEE

    • Select students eligible for Gifted & Talented services using data provided through the assessment process
    • Make committee consensus decisions
    • Grant furloughs and approve exits from Gifted and Talented Program