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Referral and Identification

Referral Process

  • Referral process occurs Nov and Dec.
  • Referrals may be submitted by teachers, counselors, parents, or other interested parties.
  • Requires consent from parents/guardians to test.
  • Referral forms are available within the school front office.
  • Deadline: December 20, 2023 

*Parents CAN request testing more than once! Sometimes, students don’t test well due to maturity. Parents/guardians have the option of referring their student again during the next Referral window the following year.

Identification Process

  • Referrals received from Parents, Teachers, School Officials & Community Members during referral window (Nov-Dec)
  • Multiple Measures are Used:
    • Quantitative (minimum of 91st percentile)
      • Standardized Abilities Tests
      • Testing may include: Otis-Lennon, SAGES, Naglieri Nonverbal, CogAT, etc.
    • Qualitative
      • Portfolio Lessons
      • Teacher Inventory
      • Parent Inventory
  • A committee with at least three trained personnel will evaluate all data and make placement decisions based on data.
  • Parents will be notified of program placement decisions in April.

GT Forms and Letters for Parents/Guardians