Determining if your child is eligible for Gifted student services at school can be a daunting process. We can help to simplify this process for you and offer you a therapeutic experience in assessing the best educational placement for your child.
While there is no universally agreed upon definition of “giftedness”, children in gifted programs are those students who learn quickly and efficiently, use abstract or conceptual reasoning in their thinking process, evidence outstanding academic achievement, and adapt easily to new academic tasks. Children identified as gifted are often creative, evidence mental flexibility, and “think outside the box”.
Eligibility for Gifted education services generally includes an IQ (Intelligence Quotient) that is in the 98th percentile for their age group, and generally above the 90th percentile on tests assessing academic subjects (reading, math).
At CMPS, testing is administered and parents are given feedback about their child’s performance often on the same day. Our evaluation is used as one part of the school’s determination of your child’s eligibility.
We are in touch with local school districts to stay abreast of all the current rules and requirements for gifted-student assessments. Different schools offer different services for students identified as gifted, or advanced (for example full time, part time, advanced work classroom, consultation to the mainstream teacher), and we can help you navigate this sometimes confusing course in providing the best education for your child.