Gifted and Talented Referral

Student ID is required to submit this form, please have it ready before submitting it. If you do not know your student's ID, please contact their campus to obtain it before proceeding. The GT program in NEISD is designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of students performing 2-3 years above grade level academically. More Information about the GT program can be found on our NEISD GT webpage: https://www.neisd.net/gt The referral process includes completing and submitting this parent checklist which includes permission to test and service. The completed checklist will be sent to the campus GT point-of-contact. Students considered for GT placement are administered nationally normed achievement and ability testing. Those who meet the criteria for GT placement earned exceptionally high scores on multiple assessments with approximately 5% of students district-wide qualifying for GT services. Please note, while a student may be evaluated for GT placement once annually, the nationally normed assessments administered are valid for up to two calendar years. Some assessments given during this test administration will be used to determine placement in future years. If you have questions about the decision to refer your child, please contact your child’s teacher as they may be a good resource for information about how your child is performing in class and whether GT services might benefit your child at this time. Referral Deadlines for 2022-2023 Traditional Calendar Campuses: August 31, 2022 for 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades October 31, 2022 for 2nd grade December 16, 2022 for Kindergarten March 3, 2023 for 5th graders entering 6th grade (GT Math and/or GT English) January 27, 2023 for middle school (current 6th-8th graders) March 3, 2023 for high school (current 9th-12th graders) Castle Hills: August 8, 2022 for 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades September 23, 2022 for 2nd grade December 16, 2022 for Kindergarten March 3, 2023 for 5th graders entering 6th grade (GT Math and/or GT English) Extended Calendar Campuses: August 31, 2022 for 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades November 4, 2022 for 2nd grade December 16, 2022 for Kindergarten March 3, 2023 for 5th graders entering 6th grade (GT Math and/or GT English) Current NEISD students not referred by the above deadline will be asked to wait for the next year's referral period.

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North East ISD

Parent/Guardian Permission For Assessment And Participation

My typed name below represents my signature and confirms my permission for NEISD to assess my child for advanced learning opportunities such as gifted services and for my child to participate in any such services for which he or she is identified.

Previous GT Screening

Parent Inventory

Instructions: Please rate by number each item that you feel best describes your child. 5. Has this trait to a high degree. 4. Has this trait more than a typical child. 3. Compares with the typical child. 2. Has this trait less than a typical child. 1. Lacks this trait.

  1. Has advanced vocabulary, expresses himself or herself well.
  2. Comprehends at a rapid rate.
  3. Wants to know how things work.
  4. Exhibits strong feelings and opinions.
  5. Is an avid reader.
  6. Has lots of original ideas.
  7. Puts unrelated ideas together in new and different ways.
  8. Has a great deal of curiosity. Asks why and how.
  9. Prefers the company of intellectual peers.
  10. Is self-critical. He/she is able to evaluate his/her own ideas and tasks.
  11. Displays an advanced sense of humor and sees the humor in situations that may not be humorous to others.
  12. Tends to take the lead in a group setting.
  13. Initiates projects and sees them to completion.
  14. Is independent and self-sufficient in looking after him/herself.
  15. Keen and alert observer-usually “sees more or gets more” from stories, movies, etc., than others.
  16. Enjoys learning.
  17. Chooses difficult problems over simple ones.
  18. Is mature beyond his/her years.
  19. Uses unique and unusual methods of solving problems.
  20. Is imaginative.
  21. Has much energy which gets him/her in trouble at times.
  22. Shows more interest in creative effort and new activities than in routine and repetitive tasks.
  23. Likes “puzzles” and various kinds of “problem” games.
  24. Has the ability to think in the abstract rather than concrete.
  25. Is interested in adult/worldly problems more than usual for their age level.

Please use this space to provide any additional information you would like the placement committee to consider, including your child’s greatest strength and why.

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