Gifted and Talented Topics and Issues

Interpretation of Gifted Levels

Interpretation of Gifted Levels

 

 

Level I – These students consistently score (in 2 or more categories):

  • State standardized test: 95-97%
  • STAR: 94-96%
  • TOMAGS Gifted Math Assessment 105-119
  • District Assessments 2-3 years beyond peers
  • Extensions and enrichment may be needed.
  • Cluster grouping may be used to help facilitate differentiation in the classroom.

 

 

Level II -These students consistently score (in 2 or more categories):

  • State standardized test: 97-99%
  • STAR: 98-99%
  • TOMAGS Gifted Math Assessment 120-148
  • District assessments 3+ years beyond peers
  • Extensions and enrichment may be needed.
  • Cluster grouping may be used to help facilitate differentiation in the classroom.
  • Pre-tests and screeners may be used to determine differentiation needs and strategies.
  • Subject grade acceleration may be needed.

 

 

Level III -These students consistently score (in 3 or more categories):

  • State standardized test: 98-99%
  • STAR: 98-99%
  • TOMAGS gifted math assessment 120-148
  • District assessments 3+ years beyond peers
  • ACT, EXPLORE, or SAT (out-of-level test) 22 or above in one or more categories
  • In order to meet the child’s needs, a DEP (Differentiated Education Plan) is developed by a team, which may include: GT resource teacher, classroom teacher, parents, and principal.
  • If extensive differentiation is needed, a combination of independent research projects, subject-grade acceleration, whole grade acceleration, and online instruction may be implemented.
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