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Identification Process

Gifted Identification

Screening

 

All available data will be considered during the initial screening process including, but not limited to:

  • The information contained in the permanent record.
  • The total battery score on a nationally-normed, district benchmark assessment must be at or above the 95th percentile.  The total battery must reflect scores from reading and math.
  • Observational data from teachers, parents and other personnel.
  • Other district developed criteria.

 

Further Evaluation

 

Students meeting the initial screening criteria will be further evaluated by a more expansive application of the criteria above.  Students must meet the criteria in at least two of the following three areas:

  • Academic Ability - including a nationally-normed,  district benchmark assessment must be at or above the 95th percentile.  The total battery must reflect scores from reading and math.
  • Creativity, Reasoning and Problem-Solving Ability - including a score at or above the 90th percentile on the "Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary Students" (SAGES).
  • District-developed criteria - including age-appropriate observational checklist.

 

Individual Evaluation

 

The following component is a requirement for qualification:

  • General Mental Ability - a full-scale IQ score or General Abilities Index of 125 (percentile rank of 95%) or higher on an individualized intelligence test such as the Stanford Binet V, Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC V) or Wechsler Preschool Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI). *Students must obtain a 125 on the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT) prior to being administered a full-scale IQ evaluation.

 

*Students meeting the above criteria may be enrolled in the district's gifted program (Capstone).

 

Evaluation Ceases
 
    • Note: Once a student has completed two evaluation processes which have no significant discrepancies, the District will require two years before administering another assessment. If the third round of evaluation is commensurate with the previous 2 evaluations, then the student will no longer be evaluated for gifted services in the district.
      • Parents/guardians or school personnel must notify the Office of the Program for Gifted Students two years following the latest assessment administered to request testing.

 

Testing Timeline

 

Kindergarten through Eighth Grade:

  • Screening throughout the school year utilizing the quarterly, district benchmark assessments.
  • Testing throughout the academic school year
  • Classes for identified students will begin the following school semester after testing

 

Transfer Student:

 

Students who transfer into the district may be placed in the gifted program if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The student must previously have been placed in a gifted program.
  • The areas addressed by the two programs must be similar, i.e. both are general academic programs, or both are specific academic programs.
  • The student meets or exceeds the district's selection criteria as established by the board policy.
  • The district, student, and parents agree to such placement.

 

Out-of-District Testing:

 

Parents or guardian may choose either in-district or out-of-district cognitive assessment of their child.  If the choice has been made to have an out-of-district evaluation, the following criteria must be met in order that assessment results are accepted by the Camdenton R-III School District.

  • Parent or guardian must submit notification in writing to the director of gifted education prior to testing.
  • Parent or guardian must sign a Consent for Release/Mutual Exchange of Information form prior to testing.  This will facilitate communication of information between the school district and the examiner.
  • A district-approved licensed psychometrist, counselor, psychologist or psychiatrist must administer the evaluation. Examiner must be within 90 miles of the boundaries of the Camdenton R-III School District.
  • The evaluation must be an instrument currently used by the Camdenton R-III School District.  Due to retest time restrictions, the director of gifted education must pre-approve the assessment instrument.
  • All out-of-district evaluations are the financial responsibility of the parent or guardian unless otherwise designated by the director of gifted programs.

 

After the evaluation is completed, the examiner will mail the results to the director of gifted education.  At this time, the director will determine if the test scores qualify the student to meet district criteria for placement in the gifted program.