Parent Survey

Parent Survey

High Achieving, Talented, and Gifted Student Program

Identification of Students in Need of Accelerated Learning

Identification procedures using multiple criteria are used to make sure that all students are identified who are in need of accelerated learning. The accelerated learning model is tiered through three levels.

Students will be identified as early as kindergarten by utilizing multiple assessments and criteria including but not limited to:
  • Demonstrated proficiency of grade level standards
  • Above grade level performance on Lexia, Fountas and Pinnell, NWEA MAP and PARCC
  • Teacher, parent, and student nomination
  • Identification checklist with qualifying information

Using this data, qualification decisions are made. A student profile will be created and analyzed (utilizing identification checklist). When students are determined to need accelerated learning parents are notified, teachers are informed, and the focused differentiation process begins. Level I children, top 10% of their class, get additional attention through differentiation in the classroom. Tier II children, top 5% of their class (in addition to differentiation in the regular classroom) receives direct service from the accelerated/gifted coach. Tier III children, students who exhibit high-level abilities or behaviors that substantially surpass those of others of their age, experience, or their environment, and perform within the top 2-3% on PARCC, top 2-3% of the underrepresented subgroup (district pool) will be tested. A score at the 95th percentile or higher on a nationally normed; standardized achievement tests may qualify the student for an individual education plan.