2015-16 Elementary Gifted Services and Identification


Gifted Services

Gifted Testing

3rd Grade Gifted Testing

15-20% of 3rd graders at each neighborhood school will be tested before the end of October to qualify students for gifted services. A list will be provided for each elementary school of students who should be included in the testing, based on data from 2nd grade assessments. 3rd grade teams may add others—to create a list of 15-20% of students on their grade level, based on achievement and gifted characteristics (information about gifted characteristics will be provided).

6th Grade Gifted Testing

Gifted testing will be provided at neighborhood schools in January-February for 6th graders to qualify 6th graders for gifted services in middle school. This testing will NOT be needed to qualify students for honors classes, as in previous years. The 2¼-hour testing session will be arranged with each principal. A list of students that the Teaching and Learning Office plan to test will be provided for each 6th grade team (students served in PALS and CAS). 6th grade teams may add the names of 6th grade students who are new to the district or who can be documented as in the top 5-7%, based on achievement and gifted characteristics (information about gifted characteristics will be provided).

Testing for Students Who Are New to the District

Students who are new to the district in grades 4-5 (or who move in after 3rd and 6th grade testing at neighborhood schools) who have demonstrated high ability may participate in quarterly gifted testing at the district office, in the Executive Conference Room on one of the following early-out Thursdays:

       October 1st, 2:00-5:00 p.m.                 December 3rd, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

       February 4th, 2:00-5:00 p.m.               March 31st, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

If a parent of a student who has received gifted services in another district have test results from the testing that qualified their child for those services, they may submit them to the Teaching and Learning Office to help in the process of qualifying their child for gifted services in Provo City School District.

Parents must register for gifted testing by contacting Renae Deighton (renaed@provo.edu).   Students who have already participated in district gifted testing may not re-test without the approval of Anne-Marie Harrison, after their parent has completed an appeal form, which can be requested from Renae Deighton (renaed@provo.edu).