Eligibility Criteria

Option A

To be eligible for gifted services, students must qualify in both mental ability and achievement:
 
Mental Ability
  • Grades K-2-Minimum of 99% composite score 
  • Grades 3-12-Minimum of 96% composite score 
Achievement 
  • Minimum of 90% in either reading or math

Option B

To be eligible for gifted services, students must qualify in three of the following four areas: 

Mental Ability 
  • Minimum of 96% in at least one sub-test area. 
Achievement 
  • Minimum of 90% in either reading or math 
Creativity 
  • Minimum of 90% on an assessment for creativity; product or performance. 
Motivation 
  • Grades K-12 - Minimum of 90% on an assessment for motivation; product or performance 
  • Grades 7-12 - 3.5 grade average for two consecutive semesters in English, math, science, social studies and foreign language if applicable.

Additional Information

  • A qualifying score on a nationally-normed test is required to meet the criteria in at least one area.
  • Any data used to establish eligibility in one area shall not be used to establish eligibility in another area.
  • Assessment scores are valid for two years.
  • Private test data may not be used to determine eligibility. It may be used as a referral for further evaluation.
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