The identification process begins with a referral that may come from a variety of sources such as:
- Universal Screening at second and sixth grades using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
- Parent, teacher or student referrals
- Achievement measures
- Behavioral observations
- Performance indicators
Transferring out of the District?
When a gifted student transfers out of the district, parents should be sure to have the new district request the gifted identification profile and copies of the Advanced Learning Plan (ALP)
Transferring into the District?
If the child has been identified as gifted in another school district and transfers into the Elizabeth School District, the parent should send the Special Services Office any documents that support the child's gifted identification, such as test scores and an Advanced Learning Plan. If state procedures were followed, the child’s identification is portable and will be honored by the district. If not, the gifted identification assessment coordinator will begin to collect the necessary qualifying data to identify the student as gifted.