Helpful information and announcements!
Week 9: GT Nominations are closed! Please check your email for Observation checklists.
Week 8: 10/3 - 10/7
Week 7: 9/26- 9/30
Week 6: 9/19- 9/23
GT Referral Nominations are now open
Week 5: 9/12-9/16
Zoom Video of GT Info session from 9/13/22
Google Slide Presentation from 9/13 meeting
Week 4: 9/5- 9/8
1st annual GT Parent info session!
I will end the meeting at 6:15 pm. If you do not get an answer to your question, please email me directly.
Week 3: 8/29 - /9/2
Gifted and Talented Assessment and Screening Timeline for 2022-2023
Students who have already been identified as GT in previous years do not need to test again. Once they are identified they will stay in GT for the remainder of their time in AISD.
Once all nominations have been received, I will email parents and teachers to fill out student observation forms. These forms will be sent out on October 8th and are due by October 19.
Once all documentation has been received, students will take online GT testing. They will be pulled out of class for 30-60 minutes for a series of 3 days to complete testing. 3rd-5th graders will take a CogAT* test and K-2nd will take the NNAT**.
Online testing will take place between October 24 and December 2.
Final decisions will be communicated on Dec. 19th and services will begin on January 10th.
*The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice K-12 assessment that measures reasoning skills with different types of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal questions. The CogAT is a group-administered aptitude test commonly given as an entrance exam into a school’s gifted programs.
**The NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) is a nonverbal test used for qualifying K-12 students for gifted and talented programs. It is a group-administered aptitude test commonly given as an entrance exam into schools’ gifted programs. The NNAT utilizes shapes and figures to evaluate the problem-solving and reasoning abilities of a child without relying on their language skills.
GT Challenge (Open to ALL)
Have your child figure out how to double measurements. Discuss what measuring tools are, why we use them, and how it relates to Math!
Have them write a paragraph explaining how they figured out what the total was from doubling (example: 1/3 and 1/3 was 2/3 because it was a third of a cup plus another third so we have 2 thirds NOT 2/6 because that would be less than 2/3 ) and why math is important for every day life!
If doubling is too easy, try HALFING a recipe!
Turn in any pictures or work to Crystal.Contreras@austinisd.org with your child's name, grade, and teacher!
Week 2: 8/22- 8/26
This month all students are invited to complete GT menu activities for a chance to get a prize! The bulletin board will be updated with important dates, information, and other activities.