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Identification Flowcharts

Various points of data are considered when we evaluate the educational needs of a student. A sequence of steps occurs in the process of identifying students with advanced academic capabilities. To illustrate this process, we have developed Identification Flowcharts. These flowcharts were designed to present the following information:

What information is collected and how is it used?

The following types of information may be used in evaluation:rating scales, standardized tests, curriculum-based assessments, classroom performance. Possible sources of information include: school transcripts, past/current teachers, parents, standardized test records, support staff, other school district records/evaluations. We review each student holistically. No single piece of information is used to include or exclude a student from consideration.

Which students become candidates for service?

  • Students with overall data scores in the top 25% of our local population.
  • Students scoring at or above the 95th percentile nationally on standardized tests
  • Students with other information significant enough to demonstrate a need for gifted services.

What outcomes are possible as a result of reviewing the information on candidates for service?

  • Tier 1 Service (all school enrichment)
  • Tier 2 Service (curriculum-based service, classroom differentiation, continued data collection and monitoring)
  • Tier 3 Service (pullout service in areas of need, cluster group placement, student-based service, possible acceleration options)

* Students in Kindergarten and First Grade are not represented on these charts. However, Challenge servicing is offered for students in these grades displaying outstanding abilities in a given curriculum area.

grades 2-4grades 5-8 grades 9-12

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