DISTRICT FIVE SCHOOLS OF SPARTANBURG
GIFTED AND TALENTED ACADEMIC PROGRAM
District Five’s Gifted and Talented
Academic program is designed to meet the needs of academically gifted and
talented students in grades 3-12. G/T classes
emphasize the use of higher level critical and creative thinking skills.
Based on intellectual abilities and
achievement, students may be referred by teachers, parents or themselves for identification
as a participant in the program. Placement
is determined by meeting state-mandated criteria in at least two out of three dimensions.
As part of the screening process, all
students in Grade 2 will receive a group-administered aptitude test (Dimension
A) in November 2015 and a group administered achievement test (Dimension B) in
the fall and spring.
in Grades 3, 4, and 5 who are referred for academically gifted and talented
identification will participate in a group-administered aptitude test (Dimension
A) in November 2015 and in achievement tests (Dimension B) such as MAP and ACT
Aspire throughout the school year.
If a student meets the required minimum
standard of 93rd percentile in Dimension A (Verbal, NonVerbal,
Quantitative, or Composite) or the minimum standard of 94th percentile
or Exemplary (Reading or Math) in Dimension B, but not in both Dimensions, the
student will participate in Star Performance Tasks (Dimension C) in March 2016.
Parents of those students who are
referred and parents of those students who are identified for the Gifted and
Talented Academic program will receive final notification of the results of the
identification process no later than June 2016.
Referrals for students are due in late October and can
be obtained from your student’s guidance counselor, the district and school
websites, or by calling the Spartanburg District Five Office, 949-2350.
referral form is not needed for students in Grade 2 since all second-graders
are automatically screened as part of the district’s testing program.
Download Referral Forms Here: