Super Specialists Update

April 2015

Dyslexia, ESL, LIFE, STACC, IST, Resource, GT, Speech, Diagnostician, &Counselor

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GT Testing Window Information

This year, the Gifted and Talented department will conduct our end of the year testing window for students in grades 1-11 from May 11 - May 22, 2015. All teacher and parent paperwork for students that will be tested MUST be received by May 1. Unfortunately, late paperwork cannot be accepted.

Please email the names of any students that you OR parents would like tested. As the testing window nears, we will get you the paperwork to send home. Also, if parents have mentioned having their child tested for GT at any time during the year, please include those names as well. It is very helpful for you to include whether the child is a parent and / or teacher nomination when you email the list.

You can email them to either campus specialist and we will share information with each other:

The dates for testing are posted on the district, school, and our classroom websites. It is not necessary for you to send this information home in a newsletter. You can also find the nomination paperwork on my website.

If you or parents have any questions, please feel free to let me know.

If you are no longer giving the CPAA to 3rd grade on your campus, we will use the STAAR results when they come in, so don’t worry about attaching those.

LAST DAY OF GT is May 8th!


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Thanks for all of your help throughout the TELPAS process!! We also appreciate your flexibility with the scheduling due to the testing!

Check out this interactive website in all of the content areas for the students.

The article below contains seven strategies that are critical when working with English Language Learners. Click on the box below.

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