Presentation on theme: "Gifted Program: Identification/Eligibility Process"— Presentation transcript:
1 Gifted Program: Identification/Eligibility Process Sonya PorcherDeKalb 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 ProcessStudents must qualify in three of the following four areas:Mental AbilityAchievementCreativityMotivation
4 Assessments Used for the Four Areas AchievementMinimum of 90% on the total reading, total math, or complete composite-ITBSMental AbilityMinimum of 96% in at least one sub-test area-COGAT
5 Assessments Motivation Creativity Grades k-12 -minimum of 90% on an assessment for motivationGrades G.P.A. for two consecutive semesters in English, math science, social studies, and foreign language if applicable.CreativityMinimum 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 ProcessStudents 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 processA signed PCE (Parent Consent to Evaluate) form-if additional testing is needed for the Step IIProgram for Gifted Newsletter sent home to the parentsPlacement in Discovery (Elementary School) or Impact (Middle and High School)
10 Additional Information about Gifted DeKalb Gifted ProgramGeorgia Department of EducationNational Association for Gifted ChildrenGeorgia Association for Gifted Children