What is DCI?
The LCPS Gifted Education Department has added a new level of gifted services for 4th grade students this year. It is called Differentiated Classroom Instruction or DCI. Students who demonstrated exceptional performance in one domain, language arts or mathematics, during the gifted evaluation process were found in need of DCI in their area of strength. Some students may have been identified for DCI mathematics and DCI language arts.
The gifted resource teacher in your child’s school will consult with your child’s classroom teacher to provide extension or enrichment options to differentiate instruction for your child in their area of strength. These activities are designed to provide additional opportunities for rigor and deeper learning in language arts and/or mathematics.
DCI is an elementary gifted program option that will extend to 5th grade next year.