I am the Gifted Identification Coordinator (GIC) for Ridge and if you have additional questions feel free to contact me at 673-3745.
Screening Process for Gifted Identification:
The screening process consists of creating a pool of potential K-12 students who may or may not proceed to the referral process. The screening process requires instructional personnel to review, at a minimum, current assessment data on each kindergarten through twelfth-grade student annually. Screening criteria may include any of the following sources.
- 1. Screening Checklists of Gifted Characteristics – Classroom teachers document students’ gifted characteristics and behaviors.
- 2. Inquiries – The school’s Gifted Identification Coordinator (GIC) receives inquiries about gifted services from parent/guardian(s), professional educators, community members, peers, or students. Inquiries must be made by emailing or making a request in writing to the GIC.
- 3. Nationally Norm-Referenced Test Scores – The school’s GIC, gifted resource teacher, school principal, or Educational Specialist for Gifted Education Programs reviews students’ ability and/or achievement test scores, with a particular emphasis on scores at the 96th percentile or higher.
- 4. Records of Identified Transfer Students – The school’s registrar and/or school counseling office notifies the school’s GIC of students who have been identified for gifted education services in other school divisions.