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Gifted & Talented Program

NEISD Gifted and Talented Program

  • Staff members and parents can refer students for GT testing. Staff members and parents must contact the campus GT teacher if they would like a student tested. 
  • Deadlines for referrals: 
    • 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)
  • Services for new qualifiers will begin the week September 20th (3rd/4th), week of January 3rd for 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades. 
  • Kindergarten referrals will be accepted until December 17, 2021. Testing occurs in January/February. 
  • Kinder Qualifiers begin services by March 1, 2022

 The NEISD Testing windows are the following:

  • August & September for 3rd, 4th grade 
  • October & November for 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades
  • January/February for Kindergarten Students 
  • January/February for 5th graders to enter 6th grade

If your child is a 5th grader and does not qualify in the late fall, your child will not be retested in February for Middle School unless the GT teacher determines there is an area where a child may have a possibility of qualifying. For example, high math achievement and quantitative ability scores may show that GT Math in 6th grade could be a good placement.

If your child does qualify in 5th grade, the fall scores will be used for 6th grade placement and some additional testing may be administered.



Katie Williams

GT Teacher, Vineyard Ranch ES

Phone: 210-356-7200