Elementary Gifted Program
The Elementary Gifted Program
Mrs. Amy Owen, Gifted Resource Teacher
The Screening and Identification Process
Hanover County Public Schools addresses the following areas of
In order for a student to be considered for the Gifted Program, he or she must first be referred for screening. This referral may be initiated by a parent, teacher, peer, community member, or by the student him/herself. An Initial Referral /Permission for Evaluation Form MUST be completed and submitted by the testing deadline of January 31 for the Spring testing window. All referral that come in after this deadline will be held over until the following scheduled testing period. Only once these forms have been received will the screening process begin. Please contact Mrs. Owen to obtain a copy of this form.
OUR POLICY: Screening is conducted during the spring semester for grades kindergarten through twelve in the areas of General Intellectual Aptitude and Specific Academic Aptitude.
Students are tested once a year for Visual and Performing Arts Aptitude. The deadline for referring students for that testing is March 31.
The Screening Process:
Students are screened using multiple criteria.
Standard screening procedures include a review of student records,
response lessons, test data, progress reports and teacher
observations. Once the initial referral and permission forms have
been received, the gifted teacher administers the following
assessments: an ability test,
a test for divergent thinking (creativity), a
language-based performance assessment, and a mathematics/logic-based
performance assessment. The
classroom teacher collects work samples that have been created
independently by the student at school. Parents may also submit no
more than three samples of their child's academic performance.
Gifted Education FAQs
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