• 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:

            September 1st, 2023 for 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students 

            October 27th, 2023 for 2nd grade students

            December 31st, 2023 for Kindergarten students

            March 8th, 2024 for 5th graders entering 6th grade (GT Math and/or GT English)

      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 for 1st, 3rd, and 4th grades 
      • October for 2nd grade
      • January for Kindergarten  
      • January through February 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