Presentation on theme: "Alvin Independent School District"— Presentation transcript:
1 Alvin Independent School District Gifted and Talented ProgramandAdvanced Academics
2 STATE GOAL FOR SERVICES FOR GIFTED STUDENTS Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in:Self-directed learningThinkingResearchCommunication
3 As evidenced by….the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativityProducts and performances are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment.Understanding student interests and how they best learn to develop potential- RLS
4 The Alvin ISD Gifted and Talented Program… offers academic services to bright and high achieving students who have indicated a need for an adequately modified differentiated curriculum.GT pullout programCluster classesAdvanced Placement ClassesHigh expectations and certain performance requirementsOnce placed in program student continues in the program unless there is a demonstrated need to be furloughed or exited
5 Screening Process Kindergarten: All students are screened for testing by January.District screening toolObservations made by specialist and teacher looking for originality, fluency, flexibility, and elaboration in student thought process.Testing for those that qualify is completed by February and services begin by March.
6 Screening Process cont’d. All other elementary grade levels:Screening is initiated in both fall and springFall referral by Sept. 15thSpring referral by April 15thA child cannot be tested more than once per school year.First graders who were tested in kindergarten and are nominated again will be on the spring testing rotation.
7 Screening Process cont’d. Secondary TestingJunior High and High School as requestedMAP: Spring Testing
8 Identification of Students Referrals can be made by…teacherspeersadministratorsparentscounselorscommunity memberseven the students themselvesNominations must be returned by end of the 3rd week of September (Fall Screening) and by the end of the 2nd week of April (Spring screening).
9 Data Collection Completed referral form from person making nomination Quantitative measuresStandardized test scoresQualitative measuresStudent portfolioTeacher observation surveyThis is done in small groups with several timed tests administered. It takes time.
10 Quantitative Measures An ability test is given in three areas:VerbalQuantitativeNon-verbalData collected from multiple sources are included in the assessment process to qualify for further testing.Further testing includes an individual IQ test.
11 GT Student Assessment Committee The committee consists of:GT SpecialistAdministratorCounselorTeacherParent notification of decision.
12 Where do elementary GT students receive services in AISD? Every elementary campus has a GT specialist that services the students.Cluster classroom differentiationCompetitions that vary on each campusDual Language Program at Melba Passmore and Savannah LakesOptions for extra curricular activities vary by campusDone by working both in the cluster classes with teachers and pulling small groups of students for special assignments/projects
13 Secondary? Advanced Academics Specialist on each campus Advanced Placement ClassesDual CreditOnline CoursesMAP
14 Texas Performance Standards Projects TPSP Student projects which are TEKS-based and focus on the core content areas with interdisciplinary connections.The goal of the TPSP is for students to create work that reflects the professional quality that the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students requires.The College Board developed College Readiness Standards have also been included in each of the K through 12th grade PSP units. By applying the readiness standards to each grade level project, participants are ensured their involvement will prepare them for the academic rigor needed for future successes.
16 Continued Mary Marek Michelle Pedalino Mark Twain Kimberly Robertson Passmore ElementaryPatty HammerSavannah Lakes ElementaryAna PassarellaStevenson Primary and Walt Disney ElementaryKim DurkinWilder ElementaryPat Cheney
17 GT Professional Development All district GT cluster teachers requirements30 hours GT awareness6 hour annual GT update
18 Family and CommunityPAGTEvaluationDistrict survey
19 Alvin Independent School District Gifted and Talented ProgramandAdvanced Academics
20 Junior High Other opportunities: Advanced Academics Specialist on each campusAdvanced Placement Classes (pre-AP)TPSP ProjectsMAPOther opportunities:Academic UIL: Saturday, December 1stJunk Box Wars: Saturday, November 3rdDuke TIP: qualify in 7th gradeThere is a slide for TPSP Projects (stolen from elementary) and one on GT hour requirements (also stolen from elementary). Not sure if you want to keep them or not.
21 Magnet Academic Program (MAP) The program offers an accelerated curriculum that will include the level of rigor needed for our students to be successful in advanced secondary course work.Program courses are for math and science.Housed at Nolan Ryan Junior High and Harby Junior High.Math 6 MAPAlgebra 1 Pre-APGeometry 1 Pre-AP
22 Qualifications for Entrance into MAP All 5th grade students are administered a battery of mathematic assessments in the spring.Students meeting the exam requirements will be placed on a matrix that will be tallied with information garnered from the tests as well as teacher recommendations.Those students qualifying to participate in MAP will be notified and a meeting will be held before the completion of school.
23 Secondary Advanced Academics Specialists Alvin Junior HighStacey HughesFairview Junior HighCarrie BuckelewHarby Junior High & Nolan Ryan Junior High (MAP)Britney CampbellManvel Junior High at Rodeo PalmsTracie LeeAlvin High SchoolJamie SawkaManvel High SchoolVirginia Lively
24 AP Courses Offered by Our District: AP English Language & Composition AP English LiteratureAP US History AP US GovernmentAP Macro Economics AP PsychologyAP Human Geography AP World HistoryAP Chemistry AP PhysicsAP Environmental Science AP BiologyAP Calculus AP StatisticsAP French AP SpanishAP Art Portfolio AP Music TheoryAP Computer Science