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					   Gifted Program:
Identification/Eligibility
        Process
           Sonya Porcher
    DeKalb County School System
Definition of Gifted

 GA Code160-4-2-.38
      A student who demonstrates a
 high degree of intellectual and/or
 creative ability(ies), exhibits an
 exceptionally high degree of
 motivation, and/or excels in specific
 academic fields, and who needs
 special instruction and/or special
 ancillary services to achieve at levels
 commensurate with his or her
 abilities.
Eligibility Process

    Students must qualify in three
     of the following four areas:

1.   Mental Ability
2.   Achievement
3.   Creativity
4.   Motivation
Assessments Used for the
Four Areas
   Mental Ability       Achievement
    Minimum of            Minimum of
    96% in at least       90% on the total
    one sub-test          reading, total
    area                  math, or
                          complete
                          composite
-COGAT

                      -ITBS
Assessments
   Creativity          Motivation
     Minimum of          Grades k-12 -
    90% on an            minimum of 90% on
    assessment           an assessment for
    for creativity       motivation

-Renzulli (k-12)          Grades 9-12 - 3.5
                         G.P.A. for two
                         consecutive
Step II:                 semesters in English,
-CAP (k-12)              math science, social
                         studies, and foreign
                         language if applicable.
Assessments Continued
   Motivation

-Renzulli (k-12)

Step II:
-Y-Caimi (k-3)
-Caimi (4-12)

**Students are tested in grades 1,3, 5,
  and 7. Test scores can be used for
  two years.
Step II Process

  Students can appear on a Step II list
   for testing if the following occurs:
-Two qualifying scores using the
   Renzulli and a qualifying score in
   achievement or mental ability
*If a student qualifies in one category,
   the student is not eligible for the
   program.
*If a student only qualifies in creativity
   and motivation, the student is not
   eligible for the program.
Kindergarten Eligibility

Consists of Portfolio Information
-Two pieces of artwork
-List of books read by the student
-One writing/story work sample
-One math work sample
-One item-BLT Score, A.R.
  Level/GKAP/or Gifted
  Observation Checklist
Placement in a Gifted Class

   Qualification based upon the
    eligibility process
   A signed PCE (Parent Consent to
    Evaluate) form-if additional testing is
    needed for the Step II
   Program for Gifted Newsletter sent
    home to the parents
   Placement in Discovery (Elementary
    School) or Impact (Middle and High
    School)
Additional Information about
Gifted
DeKalb Gifted Program
www.gifteddekalb.com

Georgia Department of Education
www.doe.k12.ga.us

National Association for Gifted Children
www.nagc.org

Georgia Association for Gifted Children
www.gagc.org

				
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