GT Assessment & Eligibility
CISD GT Appeals Process
Coppell ISD Gifted and Talented Services are designed to provide an academically challenging education for learners who perform or show the potential to perform at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to other learners of the same age, experience, or environment, and:
- Exhibit high performance in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
- Possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
- Excel in a specific academic field (mathematics or language arts)
NEW Elementary (Grades Kinder through Fifth) - 2020-2021 Assessment Plan
All kindergarten learners are assessed to determine whether they exhibit a need for Gifted Services. During the 2020-2021 school year, the district will utilize collected standardized assessment data, and educator input to determine a need for services. Once screening is complete for all CISD Kindergarten learners, notification letters will be sent home to parents/guardians and learners identified as requiring GT Services will begin participation during the second semester (by March 1st).
First - Fifth Grade - 2020-2021 Assessment Plan
CISD will continue to universally screen all first through fifth grade learners for a need for Gifted Services. The district will utilize collected standardized assessment data and educator input to determine a need for services.
Sixth Grade - Ninth 2020-2021 Assessment Plan
CISD will continue to universally screen all sixth through ninth grade learners for a need for Gifted Services. The district will utilize collected standardized assessment data and educator input to determine a need for services.
Tenth Grade - Twelfth Grade 2020-2021 Assessment Plan
An assessment opportunity will be made available for these learners in the spring semester. Learners in 10th-12th grades who have not yet been identified as requiring Gifted and Talented Services may be referred for assessment by an educator or a parent. The window for accepting parent referrals for GT assessment may be found on the district assessment calendar once a date has been set for that assessment.
Learners are assessed initially utilizing a standardized assessment and then additional data points are gathered to determine a need for GT services. Please note: In order to protect the integrity of the assessment process for identification of a need for specialized instruction through GT Services, we do not release the name of the standardized assessment or the form of the assessment we utilize. If a learner is identified as needing GT services, he or she will begin those courses at the start of the next academic year.
New Students to CISD
Transfers from GT Services
Families new to CISD whose learner(s) have previously been served by Gifted and Talented Services (or the equivalent) in a previous school district will be transferred into CISD Gifted and Talented Services for one semester on a probationary basis. During that time, data will be gathered on the learner’s performance to determine whether CISD Gifted Services is an appropriate instructional placement for the learner.
Parents must provide documentation that their learner(s) was served in Gifted Services in the previous school district upon registration at the learner’s new CISD campus.
Please contact the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Deana Dynis, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions regarding parent referrals for Gifted and Talented Assessment.