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1 Marion & James Love Elementary Schools To love them, to grow them, to keep them safe

2 What is giftedness?

3 Gifted children perform, or show potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. perform, or show potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas and/or a specific academic field. exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas and/or a specific academic field.

4 Gifted children: come from all cultural and economic backgrounds. come from all cultural and economic backgrounds. as adults, can be found using their abilities in all areas of human endeavor. as adults, can be found using their abilities in all areas of human endeavor. require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided in the regular education program. require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided in the regular education program.

5 Academically / Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program plan A three-year AIG plan is in place to serve our AIG students for A three-year AIG plan is in place to serve our AIG students for The plan emphasizes serving our students in a more equitable manner across the district. The plan emphasizes serving our students in a more equitable manner across the district. The new plan was written by community members, county office educators, school educators, and has been approved by the CCS Board of Education. The new plan was written by community members, county office educators, school educators, and has been approved by the CCS Board of Education.

6 Area of Identification Students are placed in AIG according to their area of giftednessreading, math, or both reading and math. Students are placed in AIG according to their area of giftednessreading, math, or both reading and math. Children are not formally identified for the gifted program before 3 rd grade. We do, however, have enrichment and nurturing classes for potentially gifted K-2 children. Children are not formally identified for the gifted program before 3 rd grade. We do, however, have enrichment and nurturing classes for potentially gifted K-2 children. North Carolina does not officially identify children for its AIG program who are gifted in other areas (for instance, visual or performing arts, science, spatial reasoning, etc.) North Carolina does not officially identify children for its AIG program who are gifted in other areas (for instance, visual or performing arts, science, spatial reasoning, etc.)

7 Who identifies EES gifted children: Anyone can ask that a child be observed for evidence of giftedness. Anyone can ask that a child be observed for evidence of giftedness. A committee makes the final decision to identify a child as gifted. A committee makes the final decision to identify a child as gifted. (Our committee includes school principal or assistant principal; a teacher from 2 nd, 3 rd and 4 th grades; school counselor; and Mrs. Rominger (AIG specialist/teacher).

8 AIG Identification Criteria 3 sources of information, at least one of which must be from a nationally normed, standardized test. 3 sources of information, at least one of which must be from a nationally normed, standardized test. At least one score of 92 nd percentile of higher on a standardized test or 121 IQ or higher (EOG score, academic achievement test [Woodcock-Johnson], IQ or abilities test [CogAT, WISC-R]), etc. At least one score of 92 nd percentile of higher on a standardized test or 121 IQ or higher (EOG score, academic achievement test [Woodcock-Johnson], IQ or abilities test [CogAT, WISC-R]), etc. Evidence of work clearly above grade-level standard (portfolio of writing, STAR reading level, 80% correct or higher on end-of-grade test taken during the first 9 weeks, etc.) Evidence of work clearly above grade-level standard (portfolio of writing, STAR reading level, 80% correct or higher on end-of-grade test taken during the first 9 weeks, etc.) Modified Renzulli-Hartman academic and behavioral survey completed by grade teacher. Modified Renzulli-Hartman academic and behavioral survey completed by grade teacher.

9 Services Needed AIG students have a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP). AIG students have a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP). Students are required by law to receive services in their area(s) of giftedness (for a minimum of 45 minutes per week in CCS). Most often a child is pulled from his or her homeroom to receive gifted education services in a separate room with other children who also are gifted. Students are required by law to receive services in their area(s) of giftedness (for a minimum of 45 minutes per week in CCS). Most often a child is pulled from his or her homeroom to receive gifted education services in a separate room with other children who also are gifted. When possible, EES offers a high-potential AIG class for children with very high abilities and a th percentile score on a standardized test. When possible, EES offers a high-potential AIG class for children with very high abilities and a th percentile score on a standardized test.

10 Enrichment with a focus on Reading Enhance the Reading/LA NCSCOS Enhance the Reading/LA NCSCOS Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills 21 st Century Goals and Objectives 21 st Century Goals and Objectives Novel Studies Novel Studies In-class Projects In-class Projects Interdisciplinary Units Interdisciplinary Units

11 Enrichment with a focus on Math Enhance the Math NCSCOS Enhance the Math NCSCOS Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills Higher Order and Critical Thinking Skills 21 st Century Goals and Objectives 21 st Century Goals and Objectives Interdisciplinary Units Interdisciplinary Units Problem Solving Problem Solving Hands-on Equations Hands-on Equations

12 Student Expectations Students are expected to attend AIG class at the assigned time. Students are expected to attend AIG class at the assigned time. Students should arrive in a timely manner to receive the full instructional time. Students should arrive in a timely manner to receive the full instructional time. Students are responsible for checking with their classroom teacher for assignments that were missed and need to be completed outside of AIG class time. Students are responsible for checking with their classroom teacher for assignments that were missed and need to be completed outside of AIG class time.

13 A Work in Progress There may be periodic adjustments in the way we make the plan a reality at Marion Elementary and James Love Elementary. There may be periodic adjustments in the way we make the plan a reality at Marion Elementary and James Love Elementary. First priority is always to do what is in your childs best interests. First priority is always to do what is in your childs best interests.

14 Contact Jennie Yarborough Rominger Jennie Yarborough Rominger AIG Specialist/teacher your childs teacher your childs teacher Schools principal Schools principal Schools assistant principal Schools assistant principal Marion telephone: James Love telephone:


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