The “Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act” defines a gifted and talented student as a “student who possesses or demonstrates a high level of ability in one or more content areas when compared to their chronological peers in the school district and who require modifications of their educational program if they are to achieve in accordance with their capabilities. ”
In building a multi-measure identification and participation system, we are able to ensure our ability to identify various types of gifted behaviors. One important aspect to remember is that student participation in the Gifted and Talented program is an ongoing and flexible process. This process includes screenings, informational parent and teacher input using Renzulli characteristics, student performance/products, achievement scores (including i-Ready and state assessments), student interests, as well as ability assessments (CogAT).