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2 Growing Gifts Narrated by Joy Corey and Anthony Alston Primary Talent Development & Advanced Learner Programs Division of Advanced Studies and Programs Anne Arundel County Public Schools Identifying Our Gifted Students

3 - Michael Clay Thompson As a society we must be able to admire ability, to support ability, to celebrate ability and to nurture ability. It must be as socially acceptable to support genius that is intellectual as it is to support genius that is athletic.

4 WHY LABEL?

5 How are gifted students different? Advanced StudentGifted Student Grasps meaning Completes assignments Is accurate & complete Absorbs information Enjoys age peers Infers & connects concepts Initiates projects & assignments Is original Manipulates information Enjoys intellectual peers

6 Biologically Different a)Average math ability students b) Math gifted students c) Areas uniquely activated by math gifted students Transi tion from previ ous OBoyle, Michael W. (Jul-Sept, 2008). Mathematically gifted children: Developmental brain characteristics and their prognosis for well-being. Roeper Review, 30(3),

7 Gifted and talented students are found in youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. (Maryland Annotated Code §8-202 All students in Marylands schools must be provided educational opportunities appropriate to their individual abilities which will enable them to meet their maximum potential.

8 Issue: AACPS shall establish a process of identifying Gifted and Talented students as they are defined in COMAR. Gifted & Talented Identification Policy

9 First Steps A broad screening of ALL students is conducted in grade 2, based on indicators of potential, aptitude, and achievement.

10 Initial Screening of all 2 nd Grade Students Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test Primary Talent Development Portfolio Language Arts Assessment Math Cumulative Assessment Performance Series Administration Identified as Gifted & Talented in Language Arts and/or Math 100% of 2 nd graders countywide 100% of 2 nd graders countywide Approximately 25% of 2 nd graders countywide Approximately 25% of 2 nd graders countywide Approximately 9-10% of 2 nd graders countywide Approximately 9-10% of 2 nd graders countywide Standard Meet Standard

11 Screening Procedures Students meeting 3 out of the 4 following criteria enter a pool. Criteria Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test AACPS Mathematics Cumulative Assessment AACPS Language Arts Unit 2 Skills Assessment Primary Talent Development Cumulative Behavioral REPI Scale

12 Further Assessment for Students in Pool Meet Standard Approximately 25% of 2 nd graders countywide Approximately 25% of 2 nd graders countywide Students in pool take Performance Series in both Language Arts and Mathematics Identified as Gifted & Talented in Language Arts and/or Math Approximately 9-10% of 2 nd graders countywide Approximately 9-10% of 2 nd graders countywide

13 What does this mean to my child? Child:Parent(s)/Guardian(s): Child took the Naglieri (NNAT2) in September. Parent/Guardian received these results at November Parent/Teacher Conferences. Child participated in MSDE PTD in kindergarten, first, and second grade. Paper portfolios of individual student work are available for review. Child completed math and language arts assessments in class. Results were used solely for screening purposes. Data will be analyzed by the Instructional Data Office and a pool of students is determined. Parent/Guardian will receive notification if additional assessment is required. Pool of students will participate in Performance Series testing. Identification for the school year will be completed. Parent/Guardian will receive notification if student is identified as Gifted/Talented.

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15 QUESTIONS? For further information contact: Your childs Elementary School or Joy Corey:


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