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Referrals for Gifted & Talented

 
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services
 
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services are online. To complete a referral, log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal, select the student for whom you wish to complete a referral, and locate the Gifted and Talented Services icon on the bottom left of the screen.

Referrals are accepted at all times throughout the academic year. Anyone may refer a student for review by the G/T committee for services (teachers, parents, other adults, students, self-referrals). Students may be referred one time in a twelve month period.

Deadlines for referrals will be posted on the home page of the gifted and talented website. Referrals received after the deadline for the start of school will be processed over the course of the first semester.

Review Process:
  • Collect parent input and teacher observations
  • Student assessment
    • scholastic aptitude,
    • reasoning, and
    • academic achievement
  • G/T Committee Review
  • Parent notification mailed
  • Schedule changes made (as appropriate) after parent consent received
 
Students recommended for gifted and talented services are those students who demonstrate the need for differentiation as revealed by the data gathered. Criteria for placement include both qualitative and quantitative measures. Students recommended for services score a minimum of 96 NPR (National Percentile Rank) on aptitude, reasoning, and academic achievement assessments. 
 
 Sample Timeline:
(intended as a sample only; not indicative of actual dates of placement)
September Deadline for student referrals and nominations (incomplete applications will not be considered)
September Assessment records requested/reviewed (for transfer students)*
October Testing (as needed)

Collection of teacher observation(s)
November G/T Committee reviews all referrals and nominations
December Parent notification mailed
December Counselors plan schedule changes (as appropriate)
January Student schedule changes take effect
*Transfer students, who have previously received gifted and talented services will be assessed and considered for services in Lovejoy ISD within one month from the date of registration (or the first day of school if a summer registration). G/T records will be requested.  Further assessment may not be necessary if the prior district can provide results from nationally referenced assessments administered within 24 months.