Identification for Gifted & Talented
Our identification procedures are monitored and approved by the
Arkansas' Department of Gifted and Talented Education.
First, we advertise in the local paper for 2 weeks prior to testing in the spring each year.
Students are referred by teachers, parents, or themselves.
Next we test. We use objective and subjective methods of testing
such as standardized achievement tests, a creativity test, and rating scales.
Each referred student is assigned a number, and his/her scores are graphed on a matrix.
An identification committee meets and views the information.
No student names are revealed.
Members of the committee choose students whose scores reflect a need for
qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and services.
These scores reflect high/superior achievement.
After all identification procedures are followed,
names may be revealed.
Letters are sent requesting permission to place students
in the program if placed there by the committee.