Introduction of Key Players Overview of NC State AIG Program Lee County Schools Program ◦ How are students initially identified? ◦ What happens after that? ◦ Explanation of forms PAGE – Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education.
Dr. Lynn Warren – Director of Special Programs and Projects Karen Foushee-Cameron District AIG Lead Teacher
ACADEMICALLY OR INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED Sneha Shah-Coltrane, Director, Gifted Education and Advanced Programs Sneha Shah-Coltrane http://www.ncpublicschools.or g/academicservices/gifted/
NC State Definition of AIG Students, Article 9B (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.5) Academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experiences or environment.
Definition of AIG Students, continued Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both the intellectual areas and specific academic fields.
Definition of AIG Students, continued Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
NC law required K-12 AIG students be identified and served. Local school districts decide how to do this in a state- approved plan.
Every three years the local AIG plans must be revised. Current local AIG plans were revised and resubmitted in July 2013.
Student Identification Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction Personnel and Professional Development Comprehensive Programming with a total school community Partnerships with stakeholders in the program in planning and implementation of the AIG plan Program accountability The plan has 51 “practices” in these 6 areas
2013-2016 The purpose is to inform and communicate
Revised Spring of 2013 AIG Advisory Council Surveys to students, parents, and educators Subcommittees: ◦ Parent Communication ◦ Review of the Lee County AIG Plan Reviewed by the Curriculum and Instruction Committee Board of Education adopted June 11, 2013
MISSION STATEMENT Lee County Schools will teach students the social and academic skills needed to become responsible, productive citizens. The Lee County Schools Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program will assist students to develop their talents and abilities to the fullest, to become life-long learners, and to be successful competitors in the twenty-first century, global society. VISION STATEMENT Lee County Schools, in partnership with the community, will provide challenging learning experiences for students in a safe and supportive environment. We are committed to excellence, social responsibility, and life-long learning. Our success will be demonstrated by the achievement of our students and their positive participation in society.
Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students *Source: Renzulli, J., Smith, L., White, A., Callahan, C., Hartman, R (1976). Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students. CT: Creative Learning Press.
Beginning of the school year Renzulli checklists given to teachers. CogAT test data Team meets to analyze data End of Third Quarter Grade averages and Renzulli checklists completed and team meets to analyze data. EOG data Final decision
Service Options: Content Modification ◦ Learning Centers ◦ Computer-Based Instruction ◦ Thematic Units ◦ Curriculum Compacting ◦ Mastery Learning ◦ Differentiated Units ◦ Tiered Assignments ◦ Contracts ◦ Independent Investigations ◦ Individualized Differentiated Education Plan (IDEP) ◦ Other (Please specify):
Each year the School AIG Team should review the progress of each student based on the performance assessment for the differentiated service options as outlined in the measurable objectives aligned with the core curriculum.
The purpose of the Annual Review is not to re- evaluate the student by taking him/her through the entire identification process. If the student is performing satisfactorily (80 % or higher on EOG, EOC, or grades), complete the AIG 17 Yearly Performance Review of Progress indicating services to be continued and notify parents. Sent home in the final report card.
Reduction in Scores [Class Grades or EOG below 80%] Or A Need for Differentiated Services
Seventh Math 1 Earth Science & World History Eight Math 2 English I High School Biology & Social Studies Ninth Math 3 English II Higher Science and History courses Tenth Math 4 AP Language Eleventh AP Calc AP Lit Twelfth AP Stats AP US AP World AP Spanish AP French AP Civics AP Bio College Increased options What happens after middle school?
Survey results reflect that this is an area which needs to be improved. Examples of how we will communicate with you: ◦ Web page ◦ Email ◦ Letter
PAGE sponsors the Lee County Spelling Bee. This year the Lee County Spelling Bee will be in February. If you would like more information about PAGE please sign up at the end of the meeting to be placed on a communication list.
At this time or At an individual parent conference