AIG at BCE Teacher Update

October 2012


The Draw-A-Person Intellectual Ability Test for Children, Adolescents, and Adults (DAP-IQ) is a universal screener given to all third graders in New Hanover County. It provides a common set of scoring criteria to estimate intellectual ability from a human figure drawing. The DAP-IQ is a predictor of cognitive ability; it is not comprehensive in nature, so it is not comparable to a traditional IQ test. Because it is largely nonverbal, this test helps us to identify potential in students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds that may not show up on traditional assessments. Through the DAP-IQ, we hope to broaden our talent pool and better identify low income and minority students. This test is NOT used to identify students. The test will be administered October 30th and 31st.

How Can I Help?

This Menu of Services shows some of the ways I am available to support you and your students. Please let me know how I can be of help to you in your classroom!

Identification for Gifted Services

Any faculty member may nominate a student for gifted services. If you would like to nominate a student, please let me know. Click on the link below to learn more about the criteria for identification and the nomination process.


If a parent contacts you with a nomination or a question about the AIG program, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible!

New Students

Be on the look out! As new students enter your classroom, please let me know if you find any AIG paperwork or a DEP (Differentiated Education Plan) in the Mod II folder. Thank you for helping to keep me informed!

AIG Credential Classes

Our NC state AIG standards dictate that … "AIG students are placed in classrooms with teachers who have met the LEA’s professional development requirements for that position or have earned an AIG add-on license.” The NHC AIG Credential course is a terrific way to meet this requirement and learn more about the strengths and needs of our gifted studentsI will offer the AIG Credential course at Bradley Creek in February. The course is approximately 3 months long and is a combination of face-to-face training and online activities and assessments through Moodle. The training will provide teachers with specific strategies and tools for working with AIG students. Through the coursework, participants will learn how to recognize the characteristics and social and emotional needs of gifted children, as well as how to help gifted students develop coping strategies to maintain success in the classroom. Participants will also learn the three primary modes of differentiation and when it is appropriate to use each method.

To learn more, contact me or get the scoop from Lyndsay, Christine, Kathy, Rebecca, and Sheri, who completed the course last spring! (Their names and new credentials, along with Shawn, Michelle, and Kristi, who are also credentialed through NHC, are posted on my web page :-)