Elementary Gifted Eligibility
January 27 - February 7, 2020
If you are interested in referring your child to be evaluated for gifted services, please submit a referral form to the gifted resource teacher at your child's school during the referral window mentioned above. Parent/Guardian Referral forms can be printed using the link below.
If you have questions about the gifted eligibility process, contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school. The gifted resource teacher is there to help guide you through this process.
Determining eligibility for gifted services begins with a referral. The process of gathering information from teachers, gathering student work for the portfolio, and testing (if necessary) takes time. Since the division level committee reads the portfolios in March and April, SEARCH teachers will not have enough time to prepare the portfolios for students whose referrals are received after the February 7 deadline. Referrals must be submitted during the established referral window.
For Parents of 3rd Grade Students
District Referrals - Students with qualifying test scores on the CogAT and/or NNAT (97% or higher on the NNAT, and/or 2/3 subtests of the CogAT, not including the Composite, on the CogAT) will receive a district referral via US mail in late January. With parent permission (via a signed referral form returned to school SEARCH teacher), these students will be evaluated for gifted services.
Parent Referrals - Parents of students who do not receive a district referral letter, but who wish to have their children evaluated for gifted services, may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from January 27 – February 7, 2020. Please contact your child's SEARCH teacher prior to submitting a parent referral.
For Parents of 4th and 5th Grade Students
Parents of 4th and 5th grade students who wish to have their child evaluated for gifted services, may submit a parent referral form to their child's SEARCH teacher from January 27 – February 7, 2020. Please contact your child's SEARCH teacher prior to turing in a parent referral.
Parent/Guardian Referral Forms can be Accessed Below: Once on the page scroll down to find
2019-2020 Gifted Eligibility Information