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1 NEW HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOLS EQUITY COMMITTEE PRESENTATION MAY 2012 Academically and Intellectually Gifted Traditionally Under-Represented Populations in the Gifted Education Program

2 Department of Public Instruction Definition of Under-Represented Populations for AIG Includes culturally/ethnically diverse, economically disadvantaged, English language learners, highly gifted, and twice-exceptional

3 State of the State # of students identified AIG by race/ethnicity NativeAsianBlackHispanicMultiWhite # of total NC AIG students 13627,84418,4126, ,285169,087 % of ethnicity identified as AIG 6.8%22.9%4.9%4.3%10%17.2%

4 How does NHCS compare? # of students identified AIG by race/ethnicity NativeHawaiianAsianBlackHispanicMultiWhite # of total NHCS AIG students ,6975,822 % of ethnicity identified as AIG 18.5% 36.2%11%12.6%20.7%30.7%

5 Side by Side Comparison

6 County Comparisons Buncombe County 25,000 students >1% Native 2% Asian 11% Black 9% Hispanic 78% White NHCS 24,000 students 1% Native 2% Asian 28% Black 6% Hispanic 64% White Cumberland Co. 52,000 students 2% Native 2% Asian 52% Black 7% Hispanic 36% White Johnston County 32,000 students 1% Native 1% Asian 21% Black 16% Hispanic 62% White

7 Buncombe County Schools # of students identified AIG by race/ethnicity NativeAsianBlackHispanicWhite % of ethnicity identified as AIG.01%19.6%1.9%4.4%1.9%

8 Cumberland County Schools # of students identified AIG by race/ethnicity NativeAsianBlackHispanicWhite % of ethnicity identified as AIG 6%22.1%4.5%7.5%15.3%

9 Johnston County Schools # of students identified AIG by race/ethnicity NativeAsianBlackHispanicWhite % of ethnicity identified as AIG 5.6%9.3%3.5%3.2%17.1%

10 Side by Side Comparison

11 White White Total PopulationAIG Identified % AIG Elementary % Middle % High %

12 Native Native Am. Total PopulationAIG Identified % AIG Elementary % Middle % High %

13 Hawaiian Hawaiian Total Population AIG Identifi ed % AIG Elementary 1200% Middle % High 7457%

14 Asian Asian Total PopulationAIG Identified % AIG Elementary % Middle % High %

15 Black Black Total PopulationAIG Identifie d % AIG Elementary % Middle % High %

16 Hispanic Hispanic Total Population AIG Identified% AIG Elementary % Middle % High %

17 Multi Multi Total PopulationAIG Identified% AIG Elementary % Middle % High %

18 How is a student nominated for AIG in New Hanover County? A student may be nominated in various ways: Screening by GES and school staff Self-nomination Peer nomination Parent nomination Teacher nomination

19 North Carolina AIG State Program Standards Practice 1d states that the district program will initiate screening, referral, and identification procedures that respond to traditionally under-represented populations of the gifted and are responsive to the LEA demographics.

20 Traditional Non-Traditional Benchmark and summative assessments: Dibels (K-2) EOG data ClassScapes Draw-A-Person Intelligence Quotient (DAP-IQ) 3 rd Grade Year Portfolios Alternative route for Limited English Proficient Students (LEP) Screening Tools

21 Alternative AIG Identification Route for LEP Students Alternative Route for LEP students (Must meet all three) OBSERVABLE BEHAVIORS Teacher Assessment Consultation with LEP Teacher INTEREST Student Interview MOTIVATION Portfolio

22 What data is currently collected for an AIG- nominated student? Teacher and parent checklists to indicate interest, motivation, behavior, performance data Student survey to indicate interests and motivation Grades and other relevant data Aptitude (Cognitive Abilities Test or CogAT) Achievement (Iowa Test of Basic Skills or ITBS) Work samples to indicate performance

23 What is the criteria to qualify for AIG in New Hanover County? The five criteria reviewed when considering a student for the AIG program are the same at every school. A student must meet 4 out of the 5 criteria to qualify for AIG.

24 Portfolio/Building a Body of Evidence Look at evidence in comparison with peers USTARS~Plus Program Created for under- represented pops. at-potential vs. at-risk Teacher Observation of Potential in Students Professional Development Cumberland County Alternative indicators Compare to others of his/her age, experience, or environment Establish student history (socio-economic, divorce/trauma, language, transience) What other data can we collect to encourage increased AIG identification of under-represented populations?

25 Academically OR Intellectually Gifted North Carolina districts use the NC Wise database system AIG identifiers in NC Wise - AG Reading - AG Math - AG Reading and Math What about students that demonstrate high intellect but not high academic performance? Intellectually Gifted label will soon be added to NC Wise, per DPI AIG Consultant, Sneha Shah-Coltrane

26 Determine Criteria Determine Services Research Standardized measures/rating scales Build a body of evidence over time Train teachers and staff – philosophical shift Think Lab Advanced Science, Social Studies, Arts, Technical classes Extra-curricular opportunities Critical and Creative thinking opportunities Clubs Intellectually Gifted in NHCS

27 What does the IG label mean for traditionally under-represented populations in AIG? Data collected will be based on thinking skills versus accuracy Students with less life experience will not be at a disadvantage-The Kindergarten Effect Opportunities to demonstrate skills and talents that are not easily demonstrated on a pencil/paper test

28 Questions?

29 Sarah Gubitz Supervisor of Academically and Intellectually Gifted New Hanover County Schools Instructional Services 6410 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC


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