Identification of Gifted and Talented Students
Greeley-Evans School District follows established procedures for the identification of gifted/talented students that align with state guidelines (CDE, 2003). Identification is an ongoing process that is facilitated by the GT teacher in each building. It uses both formal and informal data and requires the collection of a body of evidence over time to substantiate a student’s talent in specific areas. Ultimately, the process guides programming for each identified student. A complete identification kit is available at each school. Following is a visual overview of the process. The full process is defined on the next page.Purpose:
To find gifted students whose abilities, talents and potential for accomplishment are so outstanding that they require special provisions in the form of appropriately challenging programming to meet their educational needs.Student Identification Process
Collecting a Body of Evidence for Identification
Multiple sources and tools allow children to reveal their exceptionalities or potential. A variety of assessment tools should be used to collect information on a student whose background or talent area makes him/her unique from others.
A complete "body of evidence" will consists of data from at lease three of the four areas of intellectual ability, achievement, behaviors/characteristics, and demonstrated performance. Identification is based on S (strong), M (moderate), B (borderline) evidence for each piece of data.