“A gifted student is one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her abilities.”
Georgia State Rule 160-4-2-.38
We will have 3 referral periods this year—AUGUST (1st-5th grades) and JANUARY (1st-5th) and MARCH (Kindergarten). Students in first through fifth (who were not tested last year) may be referred at either time but may only be tested once every two years. Kindergarten students may be referred in March only. If you would like to refer your student for consideration for testing, please email Ms. Muzio (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Elizabeth Terrell (email@example.com).
The first referral period was from August 7-31st. If your child was referred and testing has been recommended, we will test students during the month of September. We will not receive scores back until early October and testing will not be finalized until around the mid-October. During the evaluation process, information will be gathered on your child in the areas of mental ability, achievement, creativity, and motivation. Part of this process will involve the administration of standardized tests. These will be administered in small groups and individually in sessions of approximately 30 minutes by trained examiners. Every effort is made to make the testing situation as comfortable as possible so that students are relaxed and perform well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Muzio or Mrs. Terrell.
Please remember to download the following apps to your child’s device for use in class:
We will not have classes the week of September 7-11th to allow us to test students for REACH. Thank you for your understanding with this!