• GT Testing

      Students who are interested in being in the GT Program will need to be referred and have an online permission form completed to test and service by:

            August 31st for 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students 

            October 31 for 2nd grade students

            December 16th for Kindergarten students

      Students are given nationally normed assessments in the following areas:

      • Reading and Math Achievement 
      • Verbal, Quantitative, and Nonverbal Ability
      • Spatial Reasoning
      • Qualitative Data 

      Those who meet the criteria for GT placement must earn exceptionally high scores on multiple assessments.

      • Percentile scoring compares students nationally and by age versus percent correct scoring.
      • Students who score in the top 5-6% percentile show an ACADEMIC NEED for services in NEISD.
      • Students who score in this range are typically 2-3 years ahead of their peers and have the ability to do the level of work set by the GT teacher and Gifted and Talented Curriculum.


    • calendar imageThe NEISD Testing windows are the following:

      • September 1 - 21 for 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades 
      • October 7- 28 for 2nd grade
      • January 6 - 27 for Kindergarten  
      • February 6 - 27 for 5th graders to enter 6th grade
    • About the Program      image of a globe

      The NEISD GT Program is a Pull-Out Program where identified students are pulled from the regular classroom once a week to receive services. 

      Identified students receive GT services through a pull-out service model once weekly. Young gifted learners focus their attention on different types of thinking: 

      • Deductive Thinking
      • Inductive Thinking
      • Creative Thinking
      • Visual/Spatial Thinking
      • Evaluative Thinking
      • Critical Thinking

      As students advance in the GT program, upper elementary students focus their learning on:

      • Pre-Algebra/Algebraic equations
      • STEM Activities
      • In-depth novel study
      • Logic Problems
      • Research                                                         
      • Depth and Complexity