All students in grade 3 and new students in grades 4 and 5 are screened for gifted services. Multiple measures of aptitude, potential, and achievement are used for identification. Students are identified for the gifted reading and mathematics programs separately. Parents/guardians of identified students are notified after the screening process is complete.

Stage 1 (All students)

Initial Screening

  • Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, Third Edition

Stage 2 (Selected Students)

Reading Identification Data

  • Gates-MacGinitie Reading Assessment
  • County English Language Arts Assessments
  • MCAP Reading Assessment

Mathematics Identification Data

  • Maryland College and Career Readiness Standards Computation and Strategies Assessment
  • County Mathematics Assessments
  • MCAP Mathematics Assessment

Identification letters are sent home as students are identified for gifted programming in reading and/or mathematics.

Stage 3 (By Request)

Data Review

  • A data review meeting can be requested. Information collected during the screening process will be explained at a team meeting. Contact the school principal if you would like to schedule a meeting.

Appeal Meeting

  • An appeal can be requested to consider new information such as additional reading and/or mathematics assessments, outside assessments, or mitigating factors. Contact the school principal if you would like to appeal your child's screening results. Only one appeal may be requested each school year.