How can we help them?
Gifted Students at North Gwinnett Middle School
Students are usually tested for the gifted program in 1st or 3rd grade due to COGAT and IOWA testing. Students can be referred to the program by parents, teachers ,and peers. There are different assessments used to determine eligibility into the program. Students must score in the top 96% on testing. From there, students are tested in Creativity and Motivation. Students must be eligible in 3 out of 4 categories that are considered indicators of giftedness or score in the 99% .
Ideas for Extensions
Gifted students need specific education targets similar to special needs students. Not all gifted students have the same levels or academic skills, creativity, or motivation in every content area. Teachers need to be able to use all available resources in teaching gifted students. Below are some links through the national organization from each content area related to teaching gifted students.