• Welcome to Gifted Services

     

     

     
     
     

                                               Program Vision

     

    All children will have the opportunity to develop their full educational, emotional and social potential.

     

    What does the term "gifted" mean?

    According to the Ohio Department of Education, "gifted" means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.

     

    How are gifted students identified?

    1)    Screening

    a)    Students are screened for Superior Cognitive Ability in the winter of grades 2 and 5. Students who receive a score of 128 or higher are identified. Students who receive a score of 125-127 will be further tested.

    b)   Students are identified with Specific Academic Ability in Reading and/or Math by achieving a score in the 95th percentile on an i-Ready Diagnostic. These assessments are given three times each year in grades 2-8*

    c)    Students are screened for Creative Thinking Ability in grades 2 and 5. 

    d)  Students are screened and assessed for Visual or Performing Arts based on referrals

    2)      Referral - Students may be referred for testing by teachers and parents.

     

    How are gifted students served?

    Gifted Services:

    District Name for Service

    Service Setting

    Grade 

    Criteria for Service

    Service Provider

    Elementary

    Gifted Cluster Groups

    Regular Classroom

    Cluster Group

    3-5

    Superior Cognitive ID, Reading ID, Math ID

    Classroom teacher with training and ongoing support

    Enrichment

    Resource Room

    Pull-Together Grouping

    3

    Superior Cognitive ID

    Gifted Intervention Specialist

    Math with GIS

    Self-contained Classroom, single subject, GIS is teacher of record

    4

    Superior Cognitive ID

    Gifted Intervention Specialist

    Math with GIS

    Self-contained Classroom, single subject, GIS is teacher of record

    5

    Superior Cognitive ID

    Gifted Intervention Specialist

    Reading with GIS

    Self-contained Classroom, single subject, GIS is teacher of record

    5

    Superior Cognitive ID

    Gifted Intervention Specialist

    Middle School

    Superior Cognitive Cluster for Reading/ELA

    Regular Classroom

    6

    Superior Cog ID 

    Classroom teacher with training and ongoing support

    Reading Clusters for Reading/ELA

    Regular Classroom

    6

    Reading ID 

    Classroom teacher with training and ongoing support

    Clusters for Reading/ELA

    Regular Classroom

    7-8

    Superior Cog ID and/or Reading ID 

    Classroom teacher with training and ongoing support

    Math 6A 

    Regular Classroom (GIS as teacher of record)

    6

    Math or Superior Cog ID, and placement test scores

    Gifted Intervention Specialist

    Algebra I

    Regular Classroom w/Acceleration

    7, 8

    Math or Superior Cog ID, and successful completion of prerequisites

    Classroom Teacher with consultation from Gifted Specialists

    Accelerated Geometry

    Regular Classroom 

    8

    Math or Superior Cog ID,

    Successful completion 

    of Algebra I

    Classroom Teacher with consultation from Gifted Specialists 

    Science for Gifted Students

    Regular Classroom (GIS as teacher of record)

    7

    Science or Superior Cognitive ID

    Gifted Intervention Specialist

    Science for Gifted Students

    Regular Classroom (GIS as teacher of record)

    8

    Science or Superior Cognitive ID

    Gifted Intervention Specialist

    High School

    AP Courses

    Regular Classroom, AP curriculum 

    Calculus, Statistics

    Chemistry, Biology

    Human Geography, US History 

    World History, Government

    English Lit

    Art Studio

    9-12

    Gifted ID

    Successful completion of prerequisites

    AP trained Classroom Teacher with consultation from Gifted Coordinator

    College Credit Plus - Off Campus

    College Campus or Online

    Gifted ID

    College Acceptance

    College Instructor

    Honors (“Accelerated”) Courses

    Regular Classroom:

    Accelerated English 9

    Accelerated English 10

    Accelerated American Literature and Composition

    Accelerated Geometry

    Accelerated Algebra II

    Accelerated Pre-Calculus 

    Accelerated Biology

    Accelerated Chemistry

    Advanced Physics

    Gifted ID

    Successful completion of prerequisites

    Classroom Teacher with consultation from Gifted Coordinator

     
     

    The Gifted Lending Library is housed at the Gifted Services Office at Tippecanoe Middle School. Some interesting selections for parents include:

     

    The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids by Sally Yahnke Walker

    Smart Boys by Barbara A. Kerr and Sanford J. Cohn

    Smart Girls by Barbara A. Kerr

    Bright Minds, Poor Grades by Michael D. Whitley

    Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child by Sylvia B. Rimm

     
    Excellent Video for Parents of Gifted Children: 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on August 20, 2019