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1 Alvin Independent School District
Gifted and Talented Program and Advanced Academics

Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in: Self-directed learning Thinking Research Communication

3 As evidenced by…. the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity Products 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 program Cluster classes Advanced Placement Classes High expectations and certain performance requirements Once 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 tool Observations 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 spring Fall referral by Sept. 15th Spring referral by April 15th A 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 Testing Junior High and High School as requested MAP: Spring Testing

8 Identification of Students
Referrals can be made by… teachers peers administrators parents counselors community members even the students themselves Nominations 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 measures Standardized test scores Qualitative measures Student portfolio Teacher observation survey This is done in small groups with several timed tests administered. It takes time.

10 Quantitative Measures
An ability test is given in three areas: Verbal Quantitative Non-verbal Data 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 Specialist Administrator Counselor Teacher Parent 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 differentiation Competitions that vary on each campus Dual Language Program at Melba Passmore and Savannah Lakes Options for extra curricular activities vary by campus Done 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 Classes Dual Credit Online Courses MAP

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.

15 Elementary GT Specialists
Alvin Primary and Elementary Kimberly Duncan Don Jeter Elementary Susan Felder EC Mason Elementary Elaine Guikema Glenn York Elementary David Bean Hood-Case Elementary Holly Hall Longfellow Elementary Trish Schlegel

16 Continued Mary Marek Michelle Pedalino Mark Twain Kimberly Robertson
Passmore Elementary Patty Hammer Savannah Lakes Elementary Ana Passarella Stevenson Primary and Walt Disney Elementary Kim Durkin Wilder Elementary Pat Cheney

17 GT Professional Development
All district GT cluster teachers requirements 30 hours GT awareness 6 hour annual GT update

18 Family and Community PAGT Evaluation District survey

19 Alvin Independent School District
Gifted and Talented Program and Advanced Academics

20 Junior High Other opportunities:
Advanced Academics Specialist on each campus Advanced Placement Classes (pre-AP) TPSP Projects MAP Other opportunities: Academic UIL: Saturday, December 1st Junk Box Wars: Saturday, November 3rd Duke TIP: qualify in 7th grade There 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 MAP Algebra 1 Pre-AP Geometry 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 High Stacey Hughes Fairview Junior High Carrie Buckelew Harby Junior High & Nolan Ryan Junior High (MAP) Britney Campbell Manvel Junior High at Rodeo Palms Tracie Lee Alvin High School Jamie Sawka Manvel High School Virginia Lively

24 AP Courses Offered by Our District:
AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature AP US History AP US Government AP Macro Economics AP Psychology AP Human Geography AP World History AP Chemistry AP Physics AP Environmental Science AP Biology AP Calculus AP Statistics AP French AP Spanish AP Art Portfolio AP Music Theory AP Computer Science

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