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					Gifted Education in Middle School
       Troup County Schools
             May 2012
Purpose:

  To explain State-approved models for
   providing gifted services to middle school
   students
  To explain how gifted students are
   assigned to classes
State Requirements
  Identified gifted students must receive at least
   1 segment per day (1 class) of gifted service.
   (In TCSS, gifted students may receive more
   than 1 class. The number of classes in which
   a student is placed is determined by a rubric
   score.)
  Schools/Systems must provide services
   through a State-approved service model.
   (Advanced Content, Cluster, Collaborative, &
   Resource)
TCSS Goals

  To provide equitable services to gifted
   students in all middle schools
  To assign students to gifted level classes
   in a consistent manner throughout TCSS
Advanced Content Model

  Maximum class size of 21
  Top 21 students, whether identified
   gifted or not, according to rubric score
  Taught by gifted-endorsed teacher
Cluster Model

    Class Size of 28
    Gifted students comprise no more than ½
     class, assigned according to rubric score
    Other ½ of class comprised of heterogeneous
     group randomly assigned by computer
    Taught by gifted-certified teacher
    Contracts should be written for each student
Contracts
 Contracts should indicate:

    a. Separate lesson plans that show reason(s) why the particular
     student(s) needs an advanced curriculum in the particular content
     area
    b. A description of the course curriculum which is based on
     Georgia standards that shows how the content, pacing,
     assessment is differentiated to meet the advanced needs of the
     students
    c. Dates and amount of time (in segments) the student(s) will be
     engaged in the higher-level activities; and
    d. Means by which the gifted student or student’s learning will be
     evaluated (e.g., formative and summative assessments)
Collaborative Model

  Maximum class size of 28
  No more than 8 gifted students, assigned by
   rubric
  Other students assigned according to
   descending rubric score (Gifted students may
   fall into this category and make the class, but
   just not be counted for state reporting.)
  Non-gifted endorsed teacher who collaborates
   weekly with a gifted-endorsed teacher
Advanced Content in TCSS Middle
Schools
  Advanced Content Classes (AC): At
   least 15%, but no more than 20%, of
   each grade level in Math and ELA
  AC classes comprised of students, gifted
   or high-achieving, with highest rubric
   score in that subject
AC Example

  Grade level with 400 students
  15% = 60
  AC class maximum = 21
  3 AC classes in math and 3 AC classes
   in ELA
  AC seats given to 63 students with
   highest score on subject rubric
After 15% of Advanced Content…

    TCSS middle schools will use a
     combination of cluster and/or
     collaborative service models to further
     meet the needs of their gifted student
     populations.
Cluster Model

  Number of cluster classes determined by
   number of gifted students and number of
   gifted-certified teachers ( school
   autonomy)
  No more than 50% of class = gifted
   students assigned by rubric score in
   offered subject
  50% of class = students randomly
   assigned by computer
Collaborative Model

  Number of offerings determined by
   number of gifted students and number of
   gifted-certified teachers (school
   autonomy)
  No more than eight gifted students for
   state reporting
  All students assigned according to
   descending rubric score
7th Grade Rubric- Math
 Criteria      1             2             3            4
 CRCT          Does not      Meets; 800-   Exceeds;     Exceeds;
               meet; below   849 in math   850-899 in   900+ in math
               800 in math                 math
 Benchmark     Raw score    Raw score      Raw score    Raw score
 Posttest II   <65% in math 65%-75% in     76%-85% in   86% and
                            math           math         above in
                                                        math
 ITBS          <70% in math 70-79% in      80-89% in    90% and
                            math           math         above in
                                                        math
 Total Possible 3            6             9            12
 Score
Advanced Content Model
    Advanced Content Class: Offer Advanced Content
     (AC) classes in math depending on student’s
     strength(s) for the top 15 % of all students based on
     district rubric. Schools may consider the next tiered
     students, up to 20% if the class size is lower than the
     state required class size requirements for AC class.
     For example, if there are 500 7th graders in your
     school, the top 15% or 75 students can be placed in
     an AC class. Let us say, the class size is 21. The
     school can create 4 AC classes and will have a total of
     84 students. The school will have the flexibility to place
     9 more students in addition to the first 75. The next 9
     students on the rubric after the initial 75.
Cluster Model
    Math Class for Gifted Students Who Are Not Eligible for AC
     Classes: Cluster Model
    Cluster classes can be offered in math for gifted
     students who are not eligible for AC classes based
     explicitly on the scores on the district rubric. No more
     than 50% of the class should be gifted students. The
     remaining students should be a heterogeneous group
     comprised of mixed ability students assigned randomly
     by the computer. Cluster classes should meet the
     state’s required maximum class size rule. For
     example, if you have 28 students in a class, no more
     than 14 students can be counted as gifted for state
     reporting. The other section of the class should be
     randomly placed by computer.
Collaborative Model
  Math for Gifted Students Who Are Not
   Eligible for AC Classes: Collaborative
   Model
  Collaborative classes can be offered in math
   for the gifted students who are not eligible for
   AC classes. Collaborative classes should have
   no more than 8 gifted students for state
   reporting. Other seats in the class are
   assigned to students according to the
   descending rubric score.
7th Grade Rubric- ELA
 Criteria         1                2                3                4



 CRCT             Does not         Meets; 800-      Exceeds; 850-    Exceeds;
                  meet; below      849 in reading   899 in reading   900+ in
                  800 in reading                                     reading
 Benchmark        Raw score        Raw score        Raw score        Raw score
 Posttest II      <65% in ELA      65%-75% in       76%-85% in       86% and
                                   ELA              ELA              above in ELA
 ITBS             <70% in          70-79% in        80-89% in        90% and
                  reading          reading          reading          above in
                                                                     reading
 Total Possible   3                6                9                12
 Score
Science and Social Studies in TCSS

  Each middle school will provide at least
   one Advanced Content class in science
   and social studies per grade.
  In addition to the Advanced Content
   class, schools will have autonomy to
   design additional offerings to meet
   student needs.
7th Grade Rubric- Science
 Criteria      1           2           3            4


 CRCT          Does not    Meets; 800- Exceeds;     Exceeds;
 (Current      meet; below 849 in      850-899 in   900+ in
 Year)         800 in      science     science      science
               science
 Benchmark     Raw score   Raw score  Raw score  Raw score
 Posttest II   <65% in     65%-75% in 76%-85% in 86% and
               science     science    science    above in
                                                 science
 Total         2           4           6            8
 Possible
 score
7th   Grade Rubric- Social Studies
  Criteria      1               2               3            4


  CRCT          Does not        Meets; 800-     Exceeds;     Exceeds:
  (Current      meet; below     849 in social   850-899 in   900+ in
  Year)         800 in social   studies         social       social
                studies                         studies      studies
  Benchmark     Raw score       Raw score       Raw score    Raw score
  Posttest II   <65% in         65%-75% in      76%-85% in   86% and
                social          social          social       above in
                studies         studies         studies      social
                                                             studies
  Total         2               4               6            8
  possible
  score
8th Grade Rubric- Math
 Criteria         1              2             3             4



 CRCT             Does not       Meets; 800-   Exceeds; 850- Exceeds;
                  meet; below    849 in math   899 in math   900+ in math
                  800 in math
 Benchmark        Raw score      Raw score     Raw score     Raw score
 Posttest II      <65% in math   65%-75% in    76%-85% in    86% and
                                 math          math          above in math
 ITBS             <70% in math   70-79% in     80-89% in     90% and
                                 math          math          above in math

 Total Possible   3              6             9             12
 Score
8th Grade Rubric- ELA
 Criteria         1             2              3             4



 CRCT             Does not       Meets; 800-    Exceeds; 850- Exceeds;
                  meet; below    849 in reading 899 in reading 900+ in
                  800 in reading                               reading
 Benchmark        Raw score     Raw score      Raw score     Raw score
 Posttest II      <65% in ELA   65%-75% in     76%-85% in    86% and
                                ELA            ELA           above in ELA
 ITBS             <70% in       70-79% in      80-89% in     90% and
                  reading       reading        reading       above in
                                                             reading
 Total Possible   3             6              9             12
 Score
8th Grade Rubric- Science
 Criteria      1           2           3            4


 CRCT          Does not    Meets; 800- Exceeds;     Exceeds;
 (Current      meet; below 849 in      850-899 in   900+ in
 Year)         800 in      science     science      science
               science
 Benchmark     Raw score   Raw score  Raw score  Raw score
 Posttest II   <65% in     65%-75% in 76%-85% in 86% and
               science     science    science    above in
                                                 science
 Total         2           4           6            8
 Possible
 Score
8th Grade Rubric- Social Studies
 Criteria      1               2               3              4


 CRCT          Does not        Meets; 800-     Exceeds;       Exceeds;
 (Current      meet; below     849 in social   850-899 in     900+ in
 Year)         800 in social   studies         social studies social studies
               studies
 Benchmark     Raw score      Raw score      Raw score      Raw score
 Posttest II   <65% in        65%-75% in     76%-85% in     86% and
               social studies social studies social studies above in
                                                            social studies
 Total         2               4               6              8
 Possible
 Score
Frequently Asked Questions
 1. What is the state requirement for gifted classes?
  The state requires that all gifted students must receive a minimum of one
    segment (1 class) of gifted service per day. In TCSS, we strive to
    provide services over the state requirement.
 2. What type of scheduling accommodations will be provided for
    gifted students?
  Every effort shall be made to assign students to as many gifted-service
    model classes as appropriate by scoring the rubrics. However, gifted
    students may not be eligible to receive services through a gifted-service
    model class in all subject areas.
 3. What do we do when an out-of-state student transfers to Georgia?
  Use the CRCT-type achievement test that is administered in that state.
    For example, Alabama students take the ARM test in reading and math.
    If the student has no criterion-based test score, please contact the
    director of secondary curriculum or the Exceptional Education
    department.
Frequently Asked Questions
 4. What do we do for rubric tiebreakers?
  For tie breakers we will do the following:
  1st tiebreaker: Compare actual scores on the current year’s CRCT in the
    area that is being considered.
  2nd tiebreaker: Compare actual scores on the last year’s CRCT in the
    area that is being considered
  3rd tiebreaker: Compare actual scores on the previous year’s CRCT in
    the area that is being considered
  Example: First tie-breaker for a rising 6th grader in 2012, look at the
    actual 2012 CRCT score. If the rubric scores continue to be tied, please
    compare scores from 2011, and if it still continues to be tied, compare
    scores from 2010 etc.
 5. What do we do when an out-of-state gifted student transfers to
    Georgia? Does the student automatically receive gifted services?
  No; gifted services are not reciprocal. Eligibility must be established in
    Georgia before receiving gifted services in Georgia. However, transfer
    students will be given a rubric score and placed accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
 6. What are the state requirements for teachers who serve gifted
     students through a cluster model?
  Teachers should document curriculum modifications made for gifted
     students: (a) separate lesson plans (b) individual student contracts.
 7. What are the state requirements for teachers who serve gifted
     students through a collaborative model?
  Teachers (gifted and general education) should document curriculum
     modifications made for gifted students: (a) separate lesson plans, (b)
     individual student contracts, and (c) time log of collaborative planning.
 8. How do you rank students using the rubric?
  Score the rubric for all students. Rank them by order- 1, 2, 3, etc.
 9. How do you place students using the rubric?
  Place students according to the rank they obtained on the rubric.
     Students cannot receive a separate rank based on their race, gender, or
     socio-economic status.
Questions

    Please direct any questions to:
      Karen R. Cagle (706) 812-7948
       caglekr@troup.org
      Lakshmi Sankar (706) 812-7939
       sankarl@troup.org

				
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