Kindergarten Testing and Referrals for Gifted & Talented
As a district, Lovejoy ISD does not do "blanket" testing (testing of all students at specific grade levels for gifted and talented services). All students in Lovejoy ISD considered for gifted and talented services must be referred through the PowerSchool Parent Portal (see other pages for detailed information).
We value academic instruction time and always aim to minimize interruptions to the school day. Early identification of students for gifted and talented services requires assessing students in settings and sessions that best meet the needs of our youngest learners. To assist families of kindergarten students, we conduct a portion of testing at school during the day over a period of several days. Kindergarten is the only grade level for which we use any classroom instruction time.
Please note: This is one measure used for identification of G/T services. Students referred for G/T services complete additional testing outside of school. Again, for a student to be considered for G/T services, a referral must be completed through the portal. Be sure to complete the parent referral in PowerSchool by the designated deadlines.
For more information about parent sessions and testing opportunities, click here.