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The District ensures equal opportunity for all district
students identified as gifted to receive and services
offered by the district. Entrance standards require the
                                                           This pamphlet should be used with:    Brecksville-Broadview
following criteria being met: Scores of 95%ile or higher
in math and language arts achievement; A group
ability score of 126 or higher; and last, an individual
                                                                NOTICE FOR PARENTS                      Heights
ability score of 127 or higher.                            Assessment Instruments used for        City School District
Currently, our district offers self-contained classes at
                                                           Gifted Screening and Identification
grades two and three. At grades four and five, self-
contained classes are offered in both reading and                         and
math. Moreover, accelerated math classes are offered
for students in grades four and five.           Students                                          DISTRICT POLICY &
transition to accelerated classes at the middle school
and then honors, advanced placement, and Post
                                                           IDENTIFICATION OF CHILDREN               PLAN FOR THE
                                                                WHO ARE GIFTED
Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEOP) classes at
the high school.        Written Education Plans are                                               IDENTIFICATION OF
developed for each student and shared with parents.
Referral forms may be found on the district’s home                Excerpts for HB 282            CHILDREN WHO ARE
web page.
                                                                                                       GIFTED
WITHDRAWAL                                                                                           GRADES 2-5
If at anytime, a student wishes to withdraw from gifted
programs or services, the request should be written by
the parent or child to the building administrator. If
children request to withdraw, parents will be notified.
                                                                                                   INFORMATION FOR
APPEAL PROCEDURE                                                                                       PARENTS
An appeal by the parent is the reconsideration of the
results 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.                                     If you should have any
Parents should submit a letter to the superintendent or      questions regarding any
designee outlining the nature of the concern.
                                                                  of the enclosed
The superintendent or designee will convene a                information, Please call
meeting with the parent/guardian, which may include
other school personnel.                                           Dr. Pat Rehm at
The superintendent or designee will issue a written         440-740-4125 or e-mail to
final decision with 30 days of the appeal. This written
notice should include the reason for the decision(s).
                                                                rehmp@bbhcsd.org
DEFINITION                                                    In making decisions about additional assessment,            Child referral of peer; and
                                                              existing test data for students is not the sole             Other (e.g., psychologist, community members,
A “gifted” student performs or shows potential for            determining criteria. School personnel examine all           principal, gifted coordinator, etc.)
performing     at    remarkably       high    levels     of   available information about a student to determine if
accomplishment when compared to others of their               an evidence of possible giftedness exists for that       Upon receipt of a referral, the district will
age, experience, or environment and who are                   student     and    conduct    necessary    additional       Follow the process as outlined in this brochure;
identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section    assessment.                                                  and
3324.03 of the Revised Code.                                                                                              Notify parents of results of screening or
                                                                                                                           assessment and identification.

                                                              District-determined cut-off scores, to move students     The district shall provide at least two opportunities a
SCREENING AND ASSESSING                                       from screening stage to the assessment stage, are        year for assessment in the case of children requesting
                                                              lower than the scores necessary for identification.      assessment or recommended for assessment by
The District uses a three-part approach to screen             Parents must be notified within thirty days of the       teachers, parents, or other children. The referral
students who perform or show potential for performing         results of screening.                                    nomination form may be downloaded from the district’s
at high levels of accomplishment in the areas of                                                                       home web page by clicking on the “Gifted,” link.
superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability,
creativity, and visual and/or performing arts.                                                                         GENERAL
                                                              Stage III:
                                                                                                                       The district accepts scores on assessment
                                                                                                                       instruments approved for use by the Ohio Department
Stage I:                                                      ASSESSMENT FOR IDENTIFICATION                            of Education provided by other school districts and/or
                                                                                                                       trained personnel outside the school district.
                                                              Assessment strategies provide additional data
                                                              necessary for an identification decision and the         TRANSFER
PRE-ASSESSMENT                                                delivery of services.      Strategies for additional
                                                              assessment include the individual and group testing      The district ensures that any child transferring into the
The pre-assessment part of the process involves               requirements of Sections 3324.01-3324.07 of the Ohio     district will be assessed within 90 days of the transfer
gathering student data from a variety of sources              Revised Code; and as described in the Gifted             at the request of the parent. Parents shall contact the
including teacher, parent, and peer nominations,              Identification pamphlet.                                 building principal.
grades, portfolios, observations, review of student
records, and outstanding products or performances,            Once additional assessment has been completed, the
etc. All students are involved in the pre-assessment          data obtained throughout the stages of identification
pool.                                                         are evaluated, the identification decision is made and
                                                              student’s educational needs are determined.
By using the pre-assessment process, the district
ensures equal access to screening and further                 REFERRAL
assessment by all district children, including culturally
or linguistically diverse children, children from low         The district ensures there are ample and appropriate
socioeconomic backgrounds, children with disabilities,        scheduling procedures for assessments and
and children for whom English is a second language.           reassessment using.
                                                                 Group tests;
                                                                 Individually-administered tests;
                                                                 Audition, Performance;
Stage II:                                                        Display of work;
                                                                 Exhibition; and
                                                                 Checklists.
ASSESSMENT FOR SCREENING
                                                              Children may be referred on an ongoing basis, based
The screening stage examines the data gathered from           on the following:
the pre-assessment stage and determines if additional
assessment is necessary.                                         Child request (self-referral);
                                                                 Teacher recommendation;
                                                                 Parent/guardian request;

				
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