Presentation on theme: "Gate Ten: Gifted and talented services for Lovejoy K – 5 th grade students Who is it for? How do they get in? (Qualify) What do they do?"— Presentation transcript:
Gate Ten: Gifted and talented services for Lovejoy K – 5 th grade students Who is it for? How do they get in? (Qualify) What do they do?
The Kindergarten Team Shelley Cano – GT Teacher, Lovejoy Elementary Eva Logan, GT Teacher, Puster & Hart Elementary If you have questions, please contact Wendy Craft, the Gifted and Talented Coordinator at:
HONORS or GIFTED ? What’s the difference? Who is it for?
HONORS GIFTED Asks questions that have answers Learns in a step-by-step fashion until the task or concept is mastered (may be done quickly) Shows emotion, but can recover fairly easily when upset Curious about a wide variety of things Learns vocabulary words easily, but speech is fairly typical of age peers Strong opinions about fairness, but in more personal terms (i.e. He has more than I do.” Asks questions about abstract concepts that have no easy answers Jumps over steps and moves quickly to the concept; does not like reconstructing steps Is totally involved; may have very hard time getting over something upsetting Totally involved!; intense curiosity about many things or one topic of current interest Uses extensive and advanced vocabulary; understands verbal nuances, enjoys puns and word play; often talks over heads of age peers Intense concerns about fairness and equity on a more global scale (news stories can be upsetting)
How do they qualify? Five assessment measures 3 objective and 2 subjective 96% or above National Percentile Rank Cross District Line on 4 of 5 measures to be considered
How do they qualify? Subjective Measures Observations of Parents Observations of Teachers
How do they qualify? Objective Measures Screening Phase Reasoning Assessment All Kindergarten students In Kindergarten classroom with the GT teacher and Kindergarten teacher.
How do they qualify? Objective Measures continued Small group During January and February Aptitude Assessment – Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT Achievement Assessment – Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
How do they qualify? Identification Profile – Need a 96 or above in 4 out of these 5 areas. Reasoning Teacher Checklist Parent Letter (automatically gives your child a 96%) Kindergarten Abilities Test Kindergarten Achievement Test
Where do I get the paperwork to refer my child? The referral is due on Friday, January 27 th by 4:00 p.m. –Departments –Special Education and Academic Support –Gifted & Talented Services Forms ~ –K-5 Referral –Permission for Testing
Questions and Answers If you have any further questions, please Wendy Craft.