Gifted Testing in CSD
Information for K-3 Parents
In Georgia, students are evaluated for gifted services in four areas: Mental Ability, Achievement, Creativity, and Motivation.
The process for a child to be identified as gifted includes:
o Talent survey forms.
o Recommendation forms by parents and teachers.
o Student work samples from home and class.
o Parental consent to evaluate.
o Evaluations of motivation, mental ability, creativity, and achievement.
o Determination of eligibility.
o Parental consent to place.
Types of Assessments
In CSD, all 1st graders and 6th graders are given the CoGat to assess students’ abilities in reasoning and problem solving using verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols. This test can be administered either online or on paper, is not time-consuming, and is usually given in the classroom by the classroom teacher.
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The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT) is the primary measurement used for creativity assessment in the gifted identification process. The TCCT-Figural Forms A and B uses three picture-based exercises to assess five mental characteristics:· fluency, elaboration, originality, resistance to premature closure, and abstractness of titles.
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Further information and assistance
More about Georgia's Gifted Guidelines can be found here:http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Curriculum-and-Instruction/Documents/2012%20Gifted%20Evaluation%20and%20Eligiblity%20Chart.pdf
In City Schools of Decatur, we are dedicated to providing each student with the maximum opportunity to succeed in school and gain an appropriate educational foundation.
You can find more information about gifted qualification and services in Decatur on our website: http://www.csdecatur.net/instruction/pupil-progression
You can also contact the gifted coordinator in any CSD schools or our Director of Special Education and Pupil Services