REFERRAL: Students can be referred for assessment by parent/guardian(s), teachers, or peers. Referral forms are available on the district website or from the district Gifted Supervisor.
SCREENING: Students are screened each school year in grades 2 & 5 for gifted identification in the areas of Reading and Mathematics, Superior Cognitive Ability, and Creative thinking Ability using a state approved testing instrument.
ASSESSMENT: Following screening, small group and/or individual assessments are provided for potentially gifted students by qualified personnel.
ASSURANCES: The district meets the ODE requirements for evaluation of students who are culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged, children with physical and sensory disabilities and those who have limited English proficiency. The district identifies using only state approved tests which are administered by trained personnel.
WRITTEN EDUCATION PLANS: Education plans are written on a one- year basis for all students who are identified and served.
OUTSIDE TESTING: The district will accept outside testing for gifted identification if the assessment is on the state approved list, and was conducted in the previous twenty-four months.
TRANSFERS: The district will review testing from previous schools to determine whether students qualify for services.
ACCELERATION: The district has adopted the state model acceleration policy.
APPEAL: The district has an appeal process for decisions regarding screening and identification. The initial step in the process is to submit a written statement to the district Gifted Supervisor or building principal explaining your reason for the appeal of identification.
WAIVER: The district has a waiver of assignments procedure in place.
WITHDRAWAL: Withdrawal or refusal from gifted programs or services may be initiated at the request of parent/guardian(s) or a school staff member staff if the services are not appropriate and beneficial for the identified student. Contact the district Gifted Supervisor or the building principal for an initial conference.