Off-Canvas

Gifted Identification

DEFINITION

“Gifted” means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience or environment and who are identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 3324.03 of the Ohio Revised Code.

DISTRICT IDENTIFICATION PLAN

The district accepts referrals, screens and identifies, or screens and reassesses students who perform or show potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment in the areas of superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creative thinking ability, and/or visual and/or performing arts. The district must follow policy and procedures established in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15. These rules specify that assessment instruments must come from the list approved by the Ohio Department of Education.

Superior Cognitive Ability

Assessments the district administers that provide for superior cognitive identification:
Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test – 1st or 2nd Edition – Group Administration: ID 124 SCREEN 121


Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test – 1st or 2nd Edition – Individual Administration: ID (Gr. K-6) 125 (Gr. 7-12) 126 SCREEN (Gr. K-6) 122 (Gr. 7-12) 123
Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJIV), Tests of Cognitive Abilities: ID 127 SCREEN 124
Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales – 5th Edition: ID 127 SCREEN 124
Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd Edition (KABC-II): ID 127 SCREEN 124

Specific Academic Ability

Assessments the district administers that provide for specific academic identification:
Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), Form A, Complete Battery: ID 95th percentile SCREEN 92nd percentile


Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) – Common Core State Standards Alignment, Survey with Goals, Reading and Math only: ID 95th percentile SCREEN 92nd percentile
Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) for Primary Grades – Common Core State Standards Alignment, complete Reading and Math only: ID 95thpercentile SCREEN 92nd percentile
TerraNova, Third Edition, Complete Battery: ID 95th percentile SCREEN 92ndpercentile
Woodcock-Johnson IV, Tests of Achievement: ID 95th percentile SCREEN 92nd percentile

Creative Thinking Ability

Assessments the district administers that provide for creative thinking identification:
Intelligence Test Component:
Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test – 1st or 2nd Edition – Individual Administration: ID (Gr. K-6) 110 (Gr. 7-12) 107 SCREEN (Gr. K-6) 111 (Gr. 7-12) 108
Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJIV), Tests of Cognitive Abilities: ID 112 SCREEN 109
Creative Thinking Checklist Component:
Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES) (Creative Thinking Section IV): ID 83 SCREEN 65


Scales for Rating the Behavior Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBVSS) (Part II Creativity): ID 51 SCREEN 48

Visual and Performing Arts

Assessments the district administers that provide for visual and performing arts identification:
Performance Component:
Visual: Ohio Department of Education Rubric: ID 21 SCREEN 16


Drama: Ohio Department of Education Rubric: ID 20 SCREEN 16
Music: Ohio Department of Education Rubric: ID 18 SCREEN 14
Dance: Ohio Department of Education Rubric: ID 26 SCREEN 20
Checklist Component:
Visual:
Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES) (Section V): ID 78 SCREEN 57
Scales for Rating the Behavior Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS) (Part V): ID 61 SCREEN 59
Drama:
Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES) (Section V): ID 78 SCREEN 57
Scales for Rating the Behavior Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS) (Part VII): ID 57 SCREEN 54
Music:
Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES) (Section V): ID 78 SCREEN 57
Scales for Rating the Behavior Characteristics of Superior Students (SRBCSS) (Part VI): ID 39 SCREEN 37
Dance:
Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (GATES) (Section V): ID 78 SCREEN 57

Identification Process

The district shall provide at least two opportunities each year for assessment in the case of children requesting assessment or recommended for assessment by teachers, parents or other children.

The district ensures there are ample and appropriate scheduling procedures for assessments and reassessment using:

Type of Assessment

Content Area(s)

Grade Level(s)

Whole-grade tests

Reading and Math

Superior Cognitive Ability, Science and Social Studies

Grades K-8

Grades 2-5

Individually-administered tests

Superior Cognitive Ability, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, Creative Thinking Ability

Grades K-12, upon referral

Audition, performance

Visual and/or Performing Arts

Grades K-12, upon referral

Display of work

Visual and/or Performing Arts

Grades K-12, upon referral

Exhibition

Visual and/or Performing Arts

Grades K-12, upon referral

Checklists

Creative Thinking Ability, Visual and/or Performing Arts

Grades K-12, upon referral

Referral

Children may be referred in writing on an ongoing basis, based on the following:
  • Child request (self-referral);
  • Teacher recommendation;
  • Parent/guardian request;
  • Child referral of peer; and
  • Other (e.g., psychologist, community members, principal, gifted coordinator, etc.)

Gifted referral form

Upon receipt of a referral, the district will:

Follow the process as outlined on this page; and

Notify parents of results of screening or assessment and identification within 30 days.

Screening

The district ensures equal access to screening and further assessment of all district children, including culturally or linguistically diverse children, children from low socio-economic backgrounds, children with disabilities and children for whom English is a second language.

Identification

When the screening assessment has been completed, if the data obtained is from an approved identification instrument and the score meets cut-off scores specified in department of education guidance, the identification decision is made and student’s educational needs are determined. Identification scores remain in effect for the remainder of the student’s K-12 school experience.

Reassessment

When the screening assessment has been completed, if the data is from an approved screening instrument or from an identification instrument on which the student is within a district-specified range below the identification score, re-assessment for possible identification occurs.

Out of District Scores

The district accepts scores, completed within the preceding 24 months on assessment instruments approved for use by the Ohio Department of Education, provided by other schools and/or trained personnel outside the school district.

Transfer

The district ensures that any child transferring into the district will be assessed within 90 days of the transfer at the request of the parent. Parents shall contact the building principal.

Appeal Procedure

An appeal by the parent is the reconsideration of the result of any part of the identification process which would include:

Screening procedure or assessment instrument (which results in identification);

The scheduling of children for assessment;

The placement of a student in any program; and

Receipt of services.

Parents should submit a letter to the superintendent or designee outlining the nature of the concern. The superintendent or designee will convene a meeting with the parent/guardian, which may include other school personnel. The superintendent or designee will issue a written final decision within 30 days of the appeal. This written notice should include the reason for the decision(s).

Powered by Finalsite