Gifted Education Referral and Testing Information
What is involved in the gifted evaluation process?To be eligible for gifted education services, a student must meet the Georgia criteria on nationally normed tests and scales. Assessments of students occur in the following areas: mental ability, achievement, creativity, and motivation. Students may be referred for testing by teacher referral or parental referral. Any parent interested in having their child tested is requested to first consult with their child’s teacher. After consultation, if a decision is made to refer their child, parents should complete an online referral form here... Stockbridge Elementary
Once a child is nominated for testing, evidence will be brought to the school level Eligibility Team, which is comprised of the gifted support teacher and classroom teachers who have experience with gifted education. The Eligibility Team will review the evidence, and a decision will be made as to whether or not testing is warranted at this time. If it is, a parental consent for evaluation will be obtained, and testing will proceed. Student eligibility is determined by a series of evaluations conducted by the gifted support teacher in accordance with the State of Georgia criteria. These include tests of mental ability, achievement and creativity. Student motivation is also a factor in determining eligibility. https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Page/48450
The following link may be helpful to answer your questions about giftedness.
How to Spot a Gifted Student http://www.teachersfirst.com/gifted_spot.cfm