Screening and Evaluation Process
Universal Gifted Screening/Child Find Process
2nd and 4th Grade
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores will be reviewed by the District. Students will be referred to Phase II if they meet one of the following criteria:
MAP scores fall within the top 5% of District grade level scores in Reading.
MAP scores fall within the top 5% of District in Math.
MAP scores fall within the top 10% of District in both Reading & Math.
Building principals will send communication home to families of children who come through Phase I of the gifted screening to obtain written parent permission for students to take the group administered targeted screening assessment. Once parent permission is received, school staff will administer the assessment to the appropriate 2nd and 4th grade students. Families will be notified of their child’s scores on the screening assessment.
The gifted multidisciplinary evaluation is the third phase of gifted child find process. Families of students who are being recommended for a gifted evaluation will receive the following:
A cover letter
A permission to evaluate parent consent form
A copy of the procedural safeguards
A parent input form
Parent rating scales (SIGS)
Once a copy of the signed gifted parent consent form has been received by the District, a comprehensive gifted evaluation will be completed within 60 calendar days.