How to Nominate a Student - Teachers, school leaders, parents, students and community members may nominate a student by contacting the GT Leader in the school that the nominated student attends by submitting a form or writing a letter.
Frequently Asked Questions About Identification
National Association for Gifted Children Identification
Nomination and Identification Forms
Traits, Attributes, & Characteristics of Gifted
Traits, Attributes, and Behaviors of Gifted Learners: A Non-Biased Profile
Categories: reading, writing, math, science, social studies, world languages, and general intellect
CDE Requirements for Academic Domains
Gifted English Language Learners
Identifying and Supporting Gifted ELLs
6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners
Second and Seventh graders in APS are screened for gifted and talented identification with the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) screener online.
Assessment window is September 30- November 15, 2019
CogAT Directions for Online Administration- 2nd Grade 7th Grade
CogAT teacher training slides--coming soon
APS Department of Assessment & Research - visit this department's page for more specifics and the administration of the assessment for the Universal Screening
CogAT Screener results letters to be sent home English Spanish
APS Gifted and Talented juries identify students in the talent domains twice a year. Juries will review portfolios and assess performances using normed rubrics. More information can be obtained by contacting GT Leaders in schools. Only students who have been tested by their schools using the Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS) or Haroutounian Observation Scales and received a 95th percentile or above score will be invited to juries.
Categories: performing arts, visual arts, psychomotor, music, dance, creativity, leadership