• Gifted and Talented

    Identification and Assessment 
  • In Lake Worth ISD, students eligible for gifted services are screened in the area of general intellectual ability.  The identification process has three parts to it: referral, screening, and selection. The Texas State Plan for Gifted Education recommends that a balanced examination of assessment data be conducted and collected and used by the GT Campus Committee.  The assessment criteria for LWISD includes both quantitative and qualitative assessments. Quantitative measures include both aptitude and achievement tests; qualitative measures include parent and teacher surveys.

     

    WHO

    WHAT

    WHEN

    KINDERGARTEN

    KINDERGARTEN

    REFERRAL/ PERMISSION TO TEST

    TESTING

    JAN. 6-14, 2020

    JAN. 21 - FEB 11, 2020

    GRADES 1-11

    GRADES 1-11

     REFERRAL/ PERMISSION TO TEST

     TESTING

    MARCH 2-13, 2020

    MARCH 24 - APRIL 24, 2020

     

    Step 1: Referrals

    • Referrals from parents, teachers, administrators, and students age 13 and older
    • Permission to Test (must be obtained before screening can begin)

    Step 2: Screening

    • Collect qualitative and quantitative data
    • Parent and teacher surveys

    Step 3: Selection

    • Once the data is gathered, a GT Campus Committee of GT Services Coordinator, campus administrator, campus counselor, and one educator with the appropriate GT professional development hours, meet to review the data. The GT Campus Committee determines if there is an educational need for gifted services. In addition to quantitative evidence, the GT Campus Committee determines the need for services based on the preponderance of the evidence.

    Contact Patti Whelan, GT Services Coordinator, at pwhelan@lwisd.org for questions or concerns.