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mrs tatum s gifted glossary
Mrs. Tatum’s Gifted Glossary

What do all of these gifted terms mean?

gifted
Gifted:

The state of Georgia defines a gifted student as one who “demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability, exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at high levels commensurate with his/her abilities”.

horizons
Horizons:

Name of the program utilized in Forsyth County for serving gifted students in elementary school

collaboration
Collaboration:

Teachers meeting to discuss educational needs and best practices for serving the needs of gifted students. At Matt Elementary, the regular classroom teacher and Horizons teacher collaborate weekly to discuss their shared students.

differentiated curriculum
Differentiated Curriculum:

Courses of study in which the content, teaching strategies, and expectations of student mastery have been adjusted to be appropriate for gifted students.

motivation
Motivation:

One of the four areas examined when determining gifted eligibility in Forsyth County. Motivation can be defined as “having an incentive for action”. Within the classroom, students who are motivated tend to take responsibility for their own learning and to take things “the extra mile”.

creativity
Creativity:

Another area examined when determining gifted eligibility in Forsyth County. Creativity is difficult to define, but is universally understood as a unique understanding of or relationship with a particular subject or skill.

achievement
Achievement:

Something accomplished by superior effort or ability. Achievement is another component in qualifying students for gifted education. Achievement is measured using standardized tests such as the Iowa Basic Skills test.

intelligence
Intelligence:

The capacity for learning, reasoning, and understanding. Many people think of the term “I.Q.” when thinking of intelligence. This component of gifted services evaluation is assessed using standardized measurements such as the CogAt (Cognitive Abilities Test).