G/T Transfers, Furloughs & Exits
Lewisville ISD Gifted & Talented Services
Transfer Students (New to LISD)
Students must be officially enrolled in LISD prior to requesting records review and gifted/talented placement.
When a student identified as gifted by a previous school district enrolls in LISD, a committee reviews the student’s records and conducts assessment procedures when necessary to determine if placement in the district’s program for gifted and talented students is appropriate.
The following must be provided and approved before LISD gifted/talented services may begin:
Qualifying assessment scores from the previous district which must include cognitive ability scores (Assessments such as MAP or ITBS measure achievement and not ability.)
Explanation of how scores were used to determine qualification for gifted/talented services
Documentation of gifted/talented placement and evidence of ongoing services
The above-mentioned documents are collected by the campus and then sent to the LISD G/T Services Department for review/approval before a student may begin receiving services on the home campus.
Additional testing may be required when:
Necessary records from a previous district cannot be obtained.
Qualifying cognitive ability scores are missing.
Qualification for gifted/talented services in the previous district was determined primarily with subjective measures (typically used as screening tools in LISD.)
Transfer Students (Returning to LISD)
Transfer Students (Between Campuses)
Current LISD students who transfer from one campus in the district to another shall continue to receive gifted/talented services.
Furloughs (Pausing G/T Services)
In accordance with administrative regulations, a furlough shall be granted for specified reasons and for a specified period of time. At the end of a furlough, the student may resume gifted/talented services, be placed on another furlough, or be exited from the program.
If a furlough concludes at the end of a provisional period, the provisional time may be extended for the length of the original furlough. At that point, the student shall go through the regular provisional reassessment process or exit gifted/talented services.
A furlough may be used as an intervention before an exit is considered.
Exit Provisions (Discontinuing G/T Services)
LISD Gifted & Talented Services
We strive to identify and engage a diverse population of gifted/talented students, build relationships that support student growth, ignite within students a desire for learning, and provide services and supports to meet students' unique social-emotional and educational needs every day.