Gifted Education

Definition of Giftedness:

Gifted and talented students are students between the ages of four and twenty-one whose abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs. Children under five who are gifted may also be provided with early childhood special educational services. Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socioeconomic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these Areas of Giftedness:

  • General or Specific Intellectual Ability
  • Specific Academic Aptitude
  • Creative or Productive Thinking
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Musical or Psychomotor Abilities

Referral and Identification:

Identification is a multi-part process that begins with referral or the universal screening of all 2nd and 6th grade students. A parent, student, teacher, or anyone with knowledge of the student's abilities may initiate the referral. Referral forms may be obtained from your child's school. One of the tools that Englewood Schools uses to identify students of diverse backgrounds and/or non-English speakers is the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test

Englewood Schools' Gifted Education Referral Process

Englewood Schools' Gifted Education Identification Process

What is a Body of Evidence?

Gifted Education Letter of Determination Example

With Cognitive Scores HERE

Without Cognitive Scores HERE