Referrals for Gifted & Talented

*Spring Assessments Waived by TEA Due to COVID-19 Closure*
2020-2021 Spring & Summer Referrals
Based on guidance from TEA, spring assessments have been canceled. Testing scheduled for spring 2020 is tentatively scheduled to take place the week of August 3-7, 2020. Fall testing dates will also be available for families. 
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services
Referrals for Gifted and Talented Services are online (except for summer). 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 designated times throughout. 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. 

Review Process:
  • Collect parent input and teacher observations
  • Student assessment*
    • ability
    • 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 or APR (National Percentile Rank or Age Percentile Rank) on ability and academic achievement assessments. 
*Transfer students, who have previously received gifted and talented services will be 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 comparable nationally referenced assessments administered within 24 months.