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1 Gifted Program: Identification/Eligibility Process
Sonya Porcher DeKalb County School System

2 Definition of Gifted GA Code160-4-2-.38
A student who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her abilities.

3 Eligibility Process Students must qualify in three of the following four areas: Mental Ability Achievement Creativity Motivation

4 Assessments Used for the Four Areas
Achievement Minimum of 90% on the total reading, total math, or complete composite -ITBS Mental Ability Minimum of 96% in at least one sub-test area -COGAT

5 Assessments Motivation Creativity
Grades k-12 -minimum of 90% on an assessment for motivation Grades G.P.A. for two consecutive semesters in English, math science, social studies, and foreign language if applicable. Creativity Minimum of 90% on an assessment for creativity -Renzulli (k-12) Step II: -CAP (k-12)

6 Assessments Continued
Motivation -Renzulli (k-12) Step II: -Y-Caimi (k-3) -Caimi (4-12) **Students are tested in grades 1,3, 5, and 7. Test scores can be used for two years.

7 Step II Process Students can appear on a Step II list for testing if the following occurs: -Two qualifying scores using the Renzulli and a qualifying score in achievement or mental ability *If a student qualifies in one category, the student is not eligible for the program. *If a student only qualifies in creativity and motivation, the student is not eligible for the program.

8 Kindergarten Eligibility
Consists of Portfolio Information -Two pieces of artwork -List of books read by the student -One writing/story work sample -One math work sample -One item-BLT Score, A.R. Level/GKAP/or Gifted Observation Checklist

9 Placement in a Gifted Class
Qualification based upon the eligibility process A signed PCE (Parent Consent to Evaluate) form-if additional testing is needed for the Step II Program for Gifted Newsletter sent home to the parents Placement in Discovery (Elementary School) or Impact (Middle and High School)

10 Additional Information about Gifted
DeKalb Gifted Program Georgia Department of Education National Association for Gifted Children Georgia Association for Gifted Children

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