• Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year!

    Parents of New to LCPS 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders

    If your child is new to LCPS AND does not have a CogAT test on file, a permission form was sent home on October 4th. Please return the form no later than October 21st (the sooner the better...you know who you are :)). 

     

    5th grade Information

    The 5th grade fall window for GT evaluations is open from September 12th-30th.  Please complete this form if you would like to have your child evaluated. (This window has closed. It will reopen January 3rd-20th and the form link will be available.)

    Return the HARDCOPY to Ms. Sutter


    4th grade information 

    The (new to LCPS) 4th grade fall window for GT evaluations is open from September 12th-30th.  Please complete this form if you would like to have your child evaluated. (This window has closed. It will reopen January 3rd-20th and the form link will be available.)  

    Return the HARDCOPY to Ms. Sutter  

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  • K-2 Gifted Program

    ALL STUDENTS in K-2 will receive a bi-weekly critical-thinking lesson from the GRT (Gifted Resource Teacher). 

    These lessons are not graded, but rather offered as a way to strengthen one's critical thinking abilities.  

    The GT curriculum is problem-solving based and founded upon gifted education research.  The curriculum spirals developmentally through five components:  reasoning, perceiving, connecting, evaluating, and creating.  Each grade level learns about each component at increasingly more complex and abstract levels.

    The CogAT is administered in 2nd grade. More information will be shared by your child's classroom teacher as testing takes place in the classroom. 

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  • 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 2nd grade, except if your 3rd grade child has transferred to LCPS and does not have a test on file. 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

     

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  • 4-5 Gifted Programs

    GENERAL INTELLECTUAL ABILITY (GIA) identified students will participate in a critical thinking program once a week. They will also receive one lesson of DCI Math and DCI Reading per week. 

    4th meets on Tuesdays

    5th meets on Thursdays

    DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION (DCI) MATH identified students participate in one lesson a week in an intensive math course. Students identified for this program demonstrated strong mathematical skills in both the MAP and CogAT. 

    DIFFERENTIATED CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION (DCI) READING identified students participate in one lesson a week in an intensive reading course. Students identified for this program demonstrated strong ELA (English/Language Art) skills in both the MAP and CogAT.

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  • 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.

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  • Email: shannon.sutter@lcps.org

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