Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I request for my child to be tested for Gifted and Talented?

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    During the month of October, the referral window opens for parents with a child in grades K-5th to submit their child's name to their teacher. Please submit it to your child’s teacher by December 18, 2020. Testing will take place in February and March. You may also contact Rachel Brady at 281-328-9200 ext.1216 or rbrady@crosbyisd.org for more information on gifted and talented testing. 

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  • How are Gifted and Talented students screened and identified?

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    The district will have a multifaceted approach to gifted and talented screening, which recognizes that students may be both academically and/or creatively gifted. During level one of screening, elementary students may be referred for gifted and talented screening by a parent or teacher. After a child has been referred, information about the child’s learning personality will be gathered through a parent checklist and a teacher perception inventory. The gifted and talented committee will review all qualitative data gathered in a blind fashion to make a determination about whether or not it would be in the best interest of the child to continue the screening process.

    Level two of screening will use a norm-referenced ability test. Nonverbal scores will show if the student’s ability to reason falls at or near the superior range. The aptitude test is a culture-fair, nonverbal measure of reasoning and problem-solving abilities. Students with high nonverbal scores indicate strengths in logic, construction, creativity, or technology.

    Final determinations will be made by a gifted and talented committee comprised of at least three district or campus educators who have completed 30 hours of training in the nature and needs of gifted students and are current with their 6-hour update. The committee will review all qualitative and quantitative data. All kindergarten students will be identified and begin receiving services by March 1. All other identified students will begin receiving services the following school year.

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  • How are the Gifted and Talented student's needs met?

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    A student's needs are met through differentiated classroom experiences. Students identified as Gifted and Talented will be serviced by a GT-trained teacher in the regular classroom setting. During Accelerated Instruction, students will work with other GT-identified students daily. Enrichment activities throughout the curriculum are provided through innovative and effective teaching strategies which include scientific units of investigative study, creative approaches to research, creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision making.

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  • What will differentiation look like for Gifted and Talented students?

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    Crosby ISD has adopted the Envisions curriculum for our Gifted and Talented students in grades 1-5. The Texas Performance Standards Projects will be used for project-based learning. Students will be given opportunities to work as a group with other gifted students, work with non-gifted peers, and independently.

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  • How are students in grades 6-12 serviced for Gifted and Talented?

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    Gifted and Talented students in grades 6-12 will be serviced through Advanced Placement (AP), Pre-AP or Dual Credit classes.

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  • What if my student does not perform well in the Gifted and Talented program?

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    When a student is unable to maintain satisfactory performance or their needs are not being met within the structure of the gifted and talented program, the district may place them on a furlough. Students will only be exited from the gifted and talented program if they are not making satisfactory performance or by parent request. The teacher, school counselor and GT coordinator will meet to discuss the student and make a recommendation to the parent.

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