Gifted & Talented Services



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    GT Identification

    Due to the situation with COVID-19, Spring 2020 testing for GT was suspended.  Advanced Academics and GT campus coordinators have developed a plan to complete the screening process for those students who were referred for testing. Testers have a choice to continue with the gathering of data using virtual test proctoring or may postpone testing until Spring 2021.  Campus coordinators will contact families to determine the best course of action for each individual student.  Thank you for your patience during this time.  If you have questions, please contact Nancy Franklin, Coordinator Advanced Academics, (915) 937-1682, nfrank@sisd.net.

    The new GT referral window for school year 2021 is OPEN.  Students in grades K-11 are eligible for GT assessment.  Gifted campus coordinators are accepting referrals for spring testing.  An information video may be located below to address questions regarding the referral process.  Forms for beginning the gifted referral process may be accessed below and should be submitted to the campus coordinator. Please refer to the timeline for the screening process. 

Referral Packets

Referral Process Videos

To Test or Not to Test?

  • Does your child exhibit these characteristics?

  • Ask yourself the following questions when deciding to have your child tested for GT services:

Spring 2021 Referral Timeline

    • November 20, 2020   Referral Window  (K-11) Referrals and Permission for those seeking GT testing due to GT Campus Coordinator
    • December 18, 2020   Qualitative Data Collection  (K-11) Parent Kingore Inventory and Teacher Slocumb Payne inventory due
    • January/ February 2021  Quantitative Data Collection  (K)  Campus Coordinator collects testing data
    • Febraury 26, 2021  Kindergarten Screening Deadline   (K) Selection committee notifies parent/guardian results of testing; PEIMS coding changed, as applicable
    • February/ March 2021  Quantitative Data Collection (1-11) Campus Coordinator collects testing data
    • April 2021  Screening Committee Meeting (1-11)  Selection committee meeting held; notify parent/ guardian of screening results
    • August 2021  Begin GT Services (1-11) Students identified for GT will begin receiving services