2021 Winter/Spring Eligibility Process


    Winter/Spring Gifted Evaluations Delayed


    Due to COVID-19, the gifted evaluation process for winter/spring, 2021 will be delayed. The Gifted Education Department is currently developing a plan to evaluate this year’s 3rd - 5th grade students when it is safe and equitable to do so. 


    Please check this webpage (school webpage) and/or the LCPS Gifted and Talented webpage (https://www.lcps.org/Page/211705) for the most up-to-date information. As soon as the 2021 gifted evaluation timeline and referral window is established, it will be posted at these locations. 


    Thank you for your patience and understanding.




    Loudoun County Public Schools

    Department of Instructional Programs

    21000 Education Court Ashburn, Virginia 20148

                                                                                            TEL 571-252-1440 FAX 571-252-1635

    September 2019 

    Dear Parents/Guardians of Third Grade Students,

    During October, third graders will be given the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2) as part of the screening process for gifted education services. The test will be administered by the SEARCH teachers during the regularly scheduled SEARCH time. Scores will be sent home with the first quarter report card.

    The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2) is a group ability test that does not require English language skills and knowledge that is taught in school. This test allows students to demonstrate their ability to think and reason by figuring out problems that are presented through a complex series of geometric shapes and designs. The Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2) allows students to demonstrate advanced levels of reasoning without word knowledge, mathematics, or reading skills. This test is completely nonverbal, the instructions are brief, and the questions may be solved using only the information that is presented in each diagram.

    If you have any questions about this assessment, please contact the SEARCH teacher at your child’s school or visit the SEARCH webpage on your child’s school website.

    The SEARCH teacher’s email address is:

    Kris.Shipp@lcps. org

    Wendy S. King, Supervisor Gifted Education

Last Modified on August 30, 2021