3rd Gifted Program
All third graders receive GT lessons on a bi-weekly basis.
TALENT DEVELOPMENT lessons are presented which provide students with exposure to the types of tasks that are included in the gifted portfolio assessments.
GIFTED PORTFOLIO ASSESSMENTS are taught during GT lessons and collected. These portfolio pieces are used in the third grade evaluation in spring.
The COGNITIVE ABILITIES TEST is administered in the fall/spring by the classroom teacher. All information about the CogAT will be shared by your child's teacher. The GT Department uses the scores for the third grade evaluation in the spring.
MAP (Math and Reading) Fall/Spring assessments will be administered by the classroom teacher. All information about the MAP tests will be shared by your child's teacher. The GT Department uses the scores for the third grade evaluation in the spring.
GIFTED EVALUATION takes place in the spring of 3rd grade. The student's MAP, CogAT, and Portfolio are then evaluated by a committee. Notification of eligibility status will be sent in late May or June by the LCPS Gifted Supervisor Wendy.King@lcps.org.
EDGE Program (Empowering Diversity through Gifted Education)
The EDGE program is designed to nurture and challenge students with advanced academic potential from groups historically underrepresented in LCPS advanced academic and gifted programs. The program provides additional academic challenges for students designed to develop students' individual potential. Classroom teachers and GRTs work together to nurture academic potential in our younger learners and prepare them for more challenging and rigorous academic pathways.