The program for gifted and talented students is designed to serve those who perform or show potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment in the following areas: general intellectual ability, specific subject matter aptitude, creative & productive thinking and leadership.
Clear Creek ISD screens for qualified Gifted and Talented students using a variety of sources:
- Classroom performance
- Authentic assessments
- Portfolio data
- Performance on qualitative and quantitative screening instruments
- Teacher recommendations
- Cumulative records, etc.
- Selection Procedures
A selection committee consisting of at least three Gifted and Talented specialists will examine the qualifications of each candidate and recommend appropriate placement. Criteria for selection includes both quantitative (cognitive skills tests, etc.) and qualitative (professional recommendation, grades, portfolio samples, etc.) data.
Parents and students will be notified in writing of the testing results and the decision of the selection committee. Once the parents know the results, the teachers will be notified.
- Students who qualify for the Gifted and Talented Program will be placed in Gifted and Talented classes
- Appeal process
A parent or staff member may appeal an identification decision made by the selection committee. The appellant must submit an appeal letter no later than 15 working days after the committee has announced its selection decisions. The committee will respond to the person making the appeal no later than 15 working days after receipt of the letter of appeal. Any subsequent appeal shall be made in accordance with FNG (LOCAL) beginning at Level Two.