Gifted & Talented

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What is Gifted & Talented (G/T)?

According to the Texas Education Code  29.121, gifted and talented refers to a child  who performs or shows the potential of  performing at a remarkably high level of  accomplishment when compared to others of  the same age, experience, or environment. The child also exhibits an unusual capacity  for leadership or high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area.

State Definition of the Gifted & Talented Student

TEC §29.121. DEFINITION: A Gifted and Talented Student means a child or youth who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

 

  1. Exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

  2. Possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

  3. Excels in a specific academic field.

ILTexas Definition of the Gifted & Talented Student

International Leadership of Texas defines Gifted and Talented as any child or youth in grades K-12 who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment, and who:

 

  1. Exhibits high performance capability in general intellectual ability; or

  2. Excels in one or more specific academic fields: math, science, language arts, and/or social studies

Referral/Identification Process

It is important to note that there are not one or two characteristics that an educator can point to in order to say that a student is gifted – it is a combination of characteristics inclusive but not  limited to: highly curious, initiates projects, discusses things in detail, draws inferences and  grasps underlying principles, highly creative, and  extraordinary memory as compared to peers.

Here is how the referral/identification process for an ILTexas GT student is conducted:

5. Decision:

SST will meet

to determine eligibility

4. Abilities Testing: an abilities

test will be performed if the SST

decides it needs more evidence

3. Review: An SST Committee will meet and review the

forms of evidence and data and decide if testing

will need to be done

2. Screening: A portfolio and multiple forms of evidence will

be gathered on the student

1. Referrals: Teachers/Parents can refer a student for the GT Program by

completing the referral form

 

Forms and Applications

Parent Referral Form

Evidence Forms for GT Application

Furlough/Exit/Withdrawl/Appeal Forms

 
 

FAQ

High Achiever VS Gifted VS Creative Thinker

Advanced Academics/ GT PLAN

Traits of Giftedness

Should I refer my child?

Surveys

ILTexas District Office

1820 N. Glenville Dr. #100 Richardson, TX 75081

info@iltexas.org

Phone: 972-479-9078

Fax: 972.479.9129

Board Members

President:  Gen. Williams 

Vice-President:  Dr. Lynne Beach 

Secretary: Tracy Cox 

Board Member: Dr. Soner Tarim

Board Member: Peter A. Gudmundsson

Board Member: Chris Moreland

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