When students are screened for gifted and talented intervention, outstanding academic ability and certain characteristics, behaviors, and thought processes are observed and documented. Teachers look for students who possess a wealth of information about selected topics and/or are able to grasp information quickly and remember it with little practice. Teachers also look for students who are able to understand general concepts, recognize abstractions, and make connections between seemingly unrelated topics and ideas. If a student possesses some or all of these abilities, he or she can be screened for identification.
Evaluation for gifted and talented intervention begins in the spring of second grade and throughout the school year for grades 3 and beyond. Click on the links to the left to learn about the components of the identification process at different grade levels.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact your school's Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher.