The identification process for the Program for Gifted of the Hughes Springs ISD consists of four stages:
referral of potential candidates
Referral of Potential Candidates
Referrals of potential candidates (K-12th grade) for the Program for Gifted may be made by members of the faculty, administration, students, parents, and members of the community.
After the deadline for accepting referrals has passed, teachers and principals are given the names of the referred students, and parents are asked to fill out a Permission for Testing form and return it to the Department of Gifted Education. The completed form must be on file before identification can proceed for the student.
A student can be tested once per school calendar year.
Before the collection of data process begins, each student is assigned a personal code number which is used for identification throughout the selection process. Criteria for placement should be based upon observed performance on schoolwork, standardized examinations, or other measures of achievement that indicate that the student is performing at or has the potential to perform at a remarkably high level of accomplishment.
Available data collected for each referred student consists of the following, but not limited to:
Intellectual Ability Tests
No identifying student information is used until after the selection committee has made its decision. Only then are the names entered on each individual Identification Profile Sheet. This assures impartiality by all parties involved in the selection process.
Raw scores are then plotted according to a rubric, ranging from Below Basic to Advanced.
After completion of an Identification Profile sheet for each student referred for evaluation, a Gifted and Talented Screening Committee (GTC) is assembled to make final selections. This five-person committee consists of one or more of the following who have received required training:
Following the decision of the Screening Committee, results are disseminated to the following:
Parents of ALL evaluated children, regardless of the outcome of the identification process.
Administrators and teachers.
All parents are invited to make an appointment for a conference with the GT Coordinator or a designee to further discuss the results of the screenings.
2020-21 GT Testing Information:
January- February: Kindergarten and new student Placement
March- May: Current students for 2021-22 Placement
Please click the referral link below to initiate the Identification Process:
20-21 HSISD GT Referral Form
Gifted Learner vs. Bright Learner.pdf