Gifted and Talented/Interventions

Gifted and Talented 

Welcome to LPE's Gifted and Talented page. Here, you will find GT announcements and resources useful for parents and teachers. We will update this page with announcements, resources, and information throughout the year, so please bookmark it! Feel free to contact Legacy Point's GT Facilitator, Jill Beyer if you have specific questions or resources to share. Contact information is at the bottom of this section.
Within any DCSD there are many ways to serve gifted and talented students. At Legacy Point, our belief is that students are better served through integration with like peers using a cluster model approach. Research shows this model to be most effective in meeting the needs of students. Our GT Facilitator collaborates with classroom teachers to extend the content for identified gifted learners as well as meeting with students to enrich their classroom opportunities.

Contact Information: If you have any questions regarding LPE's Gifted and Talented programming, testing, and/or referral process, please reach out to Jill Beyer at jabeyer@dcsdk12.org
303.387.8732


Gifted & Talented Resources and Informational Links

DCSD Gifted
- Douglas County School District website
CAGT - Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented
NAGC - National Association for Gifted Children
DCAGT - Douglas County Association for Gifted and Talented
SENG - Supporting Emotional Needs of the the Gifted
CDE - Gifted - Colorado Department of Education (Office of Gifted Education)
Byrdseed - Ian Byrd's Blog focusing on lessons that get kids' brains sweating!
Hoagie's Gifted Education Page - I like this one for the reading lists
Cluster Model Benefits
DCSD Gifted Education News - October Newsletter
CDE Cluster Grouping  Information Link

 


Gifted and Talented Universal Screening and Referral Process


Dear Parents/Guardians,


DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February) and 5th or 6th grade--a student's final year of elementary school (November).

 

5th/6th Grade Universal Screen

As part of this process, ALL students in 5th grade not identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of November 8th. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates.  These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.  


If your child missed their regular universal CogAT screening last year, they will be assessed during this window.  This would pertain to students currently in 3rd and possibly 6th or 7th grade (depending on the last grade in elementary).


If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with information about this process. 


Gifted Identification Referral Testing

  • If your child is in grades 3, 4, and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.  

  • NOTE: Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification. 

  • Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked LPE CogAT referral form

  • Upon receipt of this form the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss next steps in the gifted identification process.

 




GIFTED CHILDREN'S BILL OF RIGHTS:


You have a right to:
Project RAP: Cluster Grouping Component - ppt download

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