PROCEDURES FOR IDENTIFYING STUDENTS
1. All fourth and eighth grade students will be evaluated in the five areas (intellectual, academic, creative, artistic, leadership).
2. All students’ standardized test scores are evaluated by g/t coordinator yearly.
3. New-to-the district students’ cumulative folder/prior school records are reviewed by coordinators for indication of special needs. A prior identification provides immediate placement in the program.
4. Any student may be referred by a teacher at any time. Teachers will receive a yearly reminder that referral forms may be accessed online. Click here to access the referral form.
5. Any student may be referred by parent, self, or community member. A yearly announcement about the referral process will appear in the Rosholt Record.
1. Coordinators schedule team meetings to screen for placement in the program. The following data may be reviewed as part of that process: standardized tests, parent/teacher/community member/student referral forms, products or product evaluation, performance or performance evaluation, awards or recognition received, anecdotal records, letters of recommendation, and demonstrated activities.
2. Placement evaluation is done by the following: G/T Coordinators, Administrative Supervisor, School Psychologist/Counselor, and at least two grade level teachers.
3. Evaluation will determine one of the following options:
Non-placement –Gifted and Talented Placement form will be placed in cumulative file when student has not met the criteria.
Placement – A letter will be sent to parents informing them of placement and requesting signed letter of parental authorization to be placed in g/t file because student has met the criteria to be placed in the program. Students may not be placed in the program without parental authorization. A sticker on district cumulative folder will indicate g/t status of student.
Click here for a copy of the placement form.