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Gifted and Talented (GT) Services
What kind of services does AISD offer for GT students?
The district offers services for students in grades K–12 in the core subject areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies.
Will my child go to another school or class?
AISD uses the state model of "clustering". Clustering means that students are grouped in classes together in their area of giftedness. All GT teachers at Boone have their 30 hours of GT foundation training. Each year, all GT teachers receive 6 hours of update training to expand strategies and rigor when working with GT students.
Does my nomination mean that my child will be in the GT program?
Nomination is the first step in the identification process. Other tools help develop a portfolio of information that helps determine whether or not a child is selected for the program. Students take a standardized test with qualitative and quantitative measures. Work samples and observation checklists are developed for the portfolio.
Who decides if my child will be admitted to the GT program?
A campus decision-making committee reviews the data collected for each child who was screened. The committee makes final decisions based on the analysis of collected information. If a child is not selected they can be screened again in a year. A child can only be screened once a year.
Will my child have to go through the identification process every year?
Once a child enters the GT program, he/she will remain in the program through all grade levels, unless exited according to AISD procedures.
Parents, teachers, and campus staff may refer students enrolled at Boone for testing for the Gifted and Talented program. The referral window for Kinder, 1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th is September 19th – October 7th. The referral window for 2nd grade is October 2nd - 13th.
Parent Observation Checklist
Regardless of who referred the student, the parent or guardian must complete the GT Parent Observation Checklist Referral. By completing the form, the parent or guardian is granting permission for the student to participate in GT Assessments, and if eligible, the student will participate in the GT program. Below is a list of qualities embodied in a Gifted Learner. You can use this checklist to see if your student is eligible for the GT program.
If you have any additional questions, you may contact the GT Advocate,Sunny Steir (Librarian) at email@example.com.