• Referral Process

    Staff members and parents can refer students for GT testing. 

    Referral Deadlines

    Referral periods vary for each grade.  The online referral link will not work after the following referral deadlines for the 2021-2022 school year: 

    • August 30th, 2021 for 3rd and 4th grades 
    • September 30, 2021 for 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades
    • December 17, 2021 for Kindergarten
    • December 17, 2021 for 5th graders entering 6th grade (GT Math and/or GT English)
    • January 21, 2022 for middle school (current 6th-8th graders)
    • March 4th, 2022 for high school (current 9th-12th graders)

    If a student qualifies for GT services, services begin as follows:

    • week of September 20th for 3rd and 4th grades
    • week of January 3rd for 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades
    • week of March 1, 2022, for Kinder qualifiers.

    Current NEISD students not referred by the above deadline will be asked to wait for the next year's referral period. 

    Testing Windows for 2021-2022

    • September: Grades 3, 4
    • October through November: Grades 1, 2, 5
    • January: Kindergarten
    • February: Grade 5 for Secondary (6-12)
    • February: Middle School, 6-8, for the following school year. 
    • March: High School, 9-12, for the following school year.

    If students are transferring from another NEISD campus and are in the GT program, they are automatically in the GT program at their new NEISD school.

    If students are transferring from another district with a GT status, please provide the necessary documentation and have the other school send testing data to the campus GT Teacher (elementary) or counselor (middle and high school). The GT teacher and central office personnel will review the data and inform parents if the testing is parallel to NEISD and scores are at the district standard. Additional testing may be needed. Scores older than 2 years are considered outdated and new tests will need to be administered. 

    Military students, whose parents are active military and students have GT status from a GT program, will qualify automatically due to the Interstate Compact Act on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, as long as there is documentation. Please reach out to the GT teacher if this applies to you to complete the paperwork. 


    Qualification Process

    A committee of at least three district personnel who have been trained in the nature and needs and identification of gifted students will determine the placement services of each child.

    This committee could include the GT teacher, counselor, administrator, GT Instructional Specialist, Assistant Director of GT, or other trained district personnel.

  • Retesting

    My child didn’t qualify...can my child retest?

    Students can be tested once a year.  However, some of the assessment data collected is valid for up to 2 years and will be used for the next year’s evaluation. 

    GT campus teachers will review previously tested students/data and determine what testing is needed.