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Gifted Identification Process

Gifted Identification Process 
 
• To identify gifted students in the Grandview Heights Schools, grade level tests are administered each Spring to all students in grades 1-8. The district uses MAP (Measures of Academic Progress), which assesses student progress and growth and the InView, which measures cognitive abilities.  Individual testing will include the CogAT or the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) which will be administered as applicable.  Unlike the Ohio Achievement Tests and the Graduation Test, they are nationally-normed and approved by the State of Ohio for identifying gifted children. 
 
• In addition, children may be referred for screening based on the following: 
 
1. Child request (self-referral) 
 
2. Teacher nomination 
 
3. Parent/guardian nomination 
 
• As gifted children are identified, formal letters
are sent home. Schools are also notified and given copies of the letters for placement in the child’s school file. 
 
• The District accepts scores on assessment instruments approved for use by the Ohio Department of Education that are provided by other school districts and/or trained personnel outside the school district. 
 
• The District ensures that any child transferring into the district will be assessed within 90 days of the transfer at the request of the parent/ guardian. Parents shall contact the building principal to request an assessment. 
 
• Parents have the opportunity to appeal any decision about the results of any screening and assessment procedure regarding receipt of services. Appeals should be directed to the building principal. 
 
Grade 1
MAP Reading & Math
     Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject

    
Grade 2
MAP Reading & Math
     Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject

InView Test of Ability
     Superior Cognitive: 128 or higher


Grade 3 
MAP Reading & Math
    Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject
 
 
Grade 4 
MAP Reading & Math & Science
     Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject

InView Test of Ability
     Superior Cognitive: 128 or higher 
 
 
Grades 5 
MAP Reading & Math & Science
     Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject
    
 
Grade 6
MAP Reading & Math & Science
     Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject


Grade 7
MAP Reading & Math & Science
     Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject


Grade 8
MAP Reading & Math & Science
     Gifted Identification: 95th percentile or higher in a subject

Students referred for gifted identification in the subject of Social Studies will be administered the TerraNova, a national achievement test.