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AGENDA. Purpose of Meeting Introductions Characteristics of the Gifted Identification Process Questions. Parent Info Meeting. Gifted and Talented Characteristics and Identification MONTGOMERY ISD. What is giftedness?.

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Agenda

AGENDA

Purpose of Meeting

Introductions

Characteristics of the Gifted

Identification Process

Questions


Parent info meeting

Parent Info Meeting

  • Gifted and Talented

  • Characteristics and Identification

  • MONTGOMERY ISD


What is giftedness

What is giftedness?

  • "Gifted and talented student" means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

  • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

  • excels in a specific academic field.

  • From http://txgifted.org/what-giftedness


Characteristics of gifted children

Characteristics of Gifted Children

  • Keen power of observation

  • Power of abstraction, conceptualization, synthesis, interest in problem solving

  • Questioning attitude, intrinsic motivation

  • Critical thinker, self-checking

  • Creativeness and inventiveness


Characteristics of gifted children continued

Characteristics of Gifted Children (continued)

  • Power of concentration, long attention span

  • Persistent, goal-directed behavior

  • Sensitivity, intuitiveness, empathy for others

  • Independence in work and study with preference for individual work

  • Diversity of interests and abilities


Aren t all students gifted

Aren’t all students gifted?

  • Don’t confuse “giftedness” with “personal strengths”

  • Identifying needs of students is important when they vary significantly from his/her classmates.

  • It’s not about worth. It’s about need.


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Student Identification Process

Screening – Level One

Classroom Planned Experiences (K-5)

Free Association Screening Tool

Parent survey

Teacher Survey

Universal Screening Data (Nationally Normed)

If at least one of the child’s scores fall into the gifted range, they will move on to Level Two and will be tested.

Testing – Level Two

Must score in the top 5%


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Calendar and Timelines

September 19- Community GT Awareness Meeting

October 18- Referral Deadline

December 6- Notification to parents regarding Level 1 mailed

December 9-13- Level 2 Testing of those who qualified

February 14- Notification to parents regarding Level 2 mailed

February 28- Kindergarten services begin

May 16- Appeals due to campus principal

May 23- Appeals portfolios due

May 30- District level appeals

June 6- Appeals notification to parents

August 2013- 1st-12TH grade services begin


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More Information and Forms

MISD Website: www.misd.org

Follow this path:

Departments

Curriculum and Instruction

Student Services

Gifted and Talented

Questions?

Please contact your child’s counselor


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