The annual screening program to identify K-8 students who MAY qualify for the program for the intellectually gifted will begin in May. Because the program is limited to those few exceptional students who require special education to meet their educational needs, only those students who exhibit characteristics of giftedness may be nominated for inclusion by each school’s Nominations Committee. Therefore, students identified at the classroom level as potential candidates for the program within each building should be given the Slosson Intelligence Test by the school guidance counselor.
K-8 students will qualify for nomination at each building level if they exhibit strengths in one or more of the following areas:
- 90th percentile scores, or 8th and/or 9th stanine, and/or advanced proficient status on any current district administrative assessments.
- Outstanding grades in academic subjects and/or comments on report cards regarding outstanding contributions.
- Recommendations of teachers who are currently teaching a student and/or teachers who have previously taught a student.
SLOSSON SCORES OF 125 OR HIGHER. LOWER SCORES SHOULD NOT ELIMATE BILINGUAL CHILDREN WHO EXHIBIT OTHER QUALIFICATIONS. SLOSSON SCORES OF 125 OR HIGHER BECOME AUTOMATIC ENTRIES INTO THE PROGRAM.