MISD Gifted/Talented Nominations Accepted Through Dec. 18

The nomination window for the MISD Gifted and Talented program is open until Friday, Dec. 18, for parents and teachers who would like their students considered for entry into the GT program.

Online nomination forms are available on the MISD website under District/Curriculum & Instruction/Gifted and Talented.

Per the Texas Education Agency, a gifted/talented student is “a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment” and who:

• exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

• possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

• excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)

Marshall ISD defines gifted and talented as any child or youth in grades K-12 who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, a remarkably high level of accomplishments when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

• exhibits high performances capability in general intellectual ability or
• excels in one or more specific academic fields: Math, Science, Language Arts, and/or Social Studies

After nominations are received the school counselor sends home a parent survey and permission letter to begin the assessment process. In kindergarten, students are assessed in January and February and for grades 1-12 students are assessed in April and May. After assessments take place, a Gifted and Talented committee uses the student’s assessment profile to determine if a student demonstrates an educational need to be serviced through the gifted and talented program. Kindergarten students receive services beginning March 1 of the current school year, and students in 1-12 grade receive services beginning in August of the next school year.

For more information, please contact Dr. Allison Killingsworth, MISD Science and GT Coordinator, at 903-927-8711 or via e-mail at killingsworthad@marshallisd.com.

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