Talented and Gifted Program
- This identification process includes the collection and assessment of:
- Behavioral, learning and/or performance information,
- Results from a nationally standardized mental ability test,
- Results from a nationally standardized academic achievement test.
Students may be identified using the following terms:
Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on a nationally norm-referenced standardized test of intellectual ability and who have confirming behavioral, learning and/or performance information.
Students who score at or above the 97th percentile on a nationally norm-referenced standardized test of academic achievement in the area of total reading and/or total mathematics and who have confirming behavioral, learning, and/or performance information.
Potential to Perform
Students who demonstrate the potential to perform at the 97th percentile on a nationally norm-referenced standardized test of intellectual ability or academic achievement test of total reading and/or total mathematics and who have confirming behavioral, learning, or performance information.
The TAG Identification process begins in the Fall of each school year and continues through the year. All decisions for identification are made by members of a team most often comprised of the TAG Coordinator, Building Administrator, and the Building Instructional Coach.
Parents will be notified in writing of identification decisions.
Once a student is identified as Talented and Gifted, the TAG Coordinator will notify the teacher of the student’s specific identification. In addition to this initial notification, the Coordinator sends out the list of TAG identified students each fall to teachers so that they are prepared to meet the students’ advanced needs.