Academically / Intellectually Gifted Program. Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools Bud Harrelson, AIG Program Manager. What are some characteristics of giftedness?.
Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools
Bud Harrelson, AIG Program Manager
Children and youth with outstanding talent perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.
These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative, and/or artistic areas, possess and unusual leadership capacity, or excel in specific academic fields. They require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the schools.
Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the US Department of Education (1993)
“…a greater awareness, a greater sensitivity, and a greater ability to understand and to transform perceptions into intellectual and emotional experiences.” (Roper, 1982, p. 21)
…highlights the complexity of the individual’s thought process, the intensity of sensation, emotion, and imagination, and the extraordinary awareness that results from this fusion. (Neihart, 2002)
English / Language Arts
Schools have flexibility in program delivery
HAG students receive…
HAG students receive…
Group or Individual IQ/Aptitude Score is 95thpercentile
The sum of Achievement and Aptitude percentile scores is 180 or more
93rd* Percentile in Aptitude or Achievement with K-2 Assessment one year or more above grade level or End of Grade at the 92nd percentile in Reading & Math
Highly Academically Gifted (HAG) Program
IQ/Aptitude score is 99thpercentile with minimum 95thpercentile in Achievement
The sum of Achievement and Aptitude percentile scores is 195*or more
99th percentile in Aptitude or Achievement with K-2 Assessment two years or more above grade level or End of Grade at the 99th percentile in Reading & MathProcedures for Identification
Tests untimed (paced by teacher)
Mark directly in booklet
134 - 150
5 B (V+)
8 C (Q+ V-)
2E (N+ V-)
Measuring the pattern
1 25 50 75 99
V 120 89
Q 116 84
N 125 94
NC Association for the Gifted and Talented
National Association for Gifted Children