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EIS Gifted and Talented

 

For Teachers

Gifted identification - Surveys/Input forms

Additional information - gifted identification

GSSP Form

Primary Talent Pool (K-3rd graders)


For Parents

Parent Feedback Forms

Parent Nomination

The primary talent pool consists of K-3rd grade students who indicate high potential in one or more areas and may need additional support to encourage their academic development.  Students in the primary talent pool are NOT automatically identified as gifted.  Kentucky students are not identified as gifted until the 4th grade. The gifted identification process at the 4th grade is separate from the primary talent pool.

 

Gifted students (grades 4-12) are those who perform (or show the potential to perform) at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of the same age, experience, or environment.  With abilities significantly above the norm for their age/grade, these students require extra support and have different academic needs than their peers.  (See right sidebar for additional information).

 

Helpful Links

Your Questions Answered, a brochure about our Gifted and Talent Pool Program.

Contact

Jo Anna Breunig, G/T Coordinator

Renee Lackey, Talent Pool Resource Teacher

Gifted Students

Gifted students (grades 4-12) are those who perform (or show the potential to perform) at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of the same age, experience, or environment.  With abilities significantly above the norm for their age/grade, these students require extra support and have different academic needs than their peers.

 

Gifted identification includes a combination of formal measures, informal measures, and objective-based eligibility criteria (per Kentucky regulation 704 KAR 3:285).  A minimum of three pieces of evidence must be utilized in the nomination process, including but not limited to:

  • 9th stanine (96th percentile or higher) on full scale comprehensive test of intellectual ability (for general intellectual) (CogAt test administered to all 4th, 6th, and 9th graders)

  • 9th stanine (96th percentile or higher) on a subject area of an achievement test (for specific academic) (ITBS test administered to all 4th, 6th, and 9th graders)

  • Other assessments that support the nomination (ie, STAR test, ACT, Torrance test, etc.)

  • Work samples/ portfolios/ resumes/ auditions/ etc. for non-assessed areas (creative/divergent thinking/ visual and performing arts)

  • Evidence of leadership in class, in one or more community activities, and in one or more student organizations (leadership)

  • Behavioral checklists

  • Teacher observation/input

  • Awards specific to the category