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G&T Criteria 6-8

6th thru 8th Grade G&T Criteria

 

Students who were previously enrolled in the 5thgrade G&T program may continue in the program if:

  • The student receives a minimum score of 32 or higher on their end-of-the-year G&T evaluation.
  • The student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher on their 5th grade end-of-the-year report card.
  • The student obtains a score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC in ELA and Math.
  • Recommendation from the students’ 5th grade computer/G&T teacher.

Students who were not previously in the G&T program may be considered if they meet 6 out of the 7 of the following criteria:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on their 5th grade end-of-the-year report card.
  • A recommendation by the student’s 5th grade classroom teacher using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman.
  • A recommendation by one of the student’s 5th grade specials teacher using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC in ELA and Math.
  • Teacher Checklist of Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted (K-5) and must have received the minimum accepted score.
  • A recommendation by the student’s computer/G&T teacher using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman Teacher Checklist of Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted (K-5) and must have received the minimum accepted score.
  • A passing average score on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Figural TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Pictures and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Verbal TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Words.

Students who are new to the district may be considered for eligibility into the program if they meet 5 out of the 6 following criteria:

  • A positive letter of recommendation from the student’s previous G&T teacher in their previous school.
  • A positive letter of recommendation from the parent/guardian of the student.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC in ELA and Math.
  • By the end of the 1st marking period, a recommendation by the student’s classroom teachers by using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman Teacher Checklist of Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted.
  • Students who receive the required minimum score on the Renzulli can be tested using the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Figural TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Pictures and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Verbal TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Words.
  • A writing sample will be taken, during school time, whereby the grade earned on the twenty-four point rubric will meet or exceed twenty points.

7th Grade

Students will have 2 scheduled periods of gifted and talented classes per week.

Students who were previously enrolled in the 6thgrade G&T program may continue in the program if:

  • The student receives a minimum score of 32 or higher on their end-of-the-year G&T evaluation.
  • The student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher on their 6th grade end-of-the-year report card.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC for ELA and Math.

Students who were not previously in the GT program may be considered if they meet 4 out of the 5 following criteria:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on their 6th grade end-of-the-year report card.
  • A recommendation by the student’s 6th grade the core classroom teachers (Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies) using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman Teacher Checklist of Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted and must have received the minimum accepted score.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC for ELA and Math.
  • A writing sample will be taken, during school time, whereby the grade earned on the twenty-four point rubric will meet or exceed twenty points.
  • A passing average score on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Figural TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Pictures and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Verbal TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Words.

Students who are new to the district may be considered for eligibility into the program if they meet 5 out of the 6 following criteria:

  • A positive letter of recommendation from the student’s previous G&T teacher in their previous school.
  • A positive letter of recommendation from the parent/guardian of the student.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC in ELA and Math.
  • By the end of the 1st marking period, a recommendation by the student’s classroom teachers (Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies) by using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman Teacher Checklist of Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted.
  • Students who receive the required minimum score on the Renzulli can be tested using the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Figural TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Pictures and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Verbal TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Words.
  • A writing sample will be taken, during school time, whereby the grade earned on the twenty-four point rubric will meet or exceed twenty points.

8th Grade

Students will have 2 scheduled periods of gifted and talented classes per week.

Students who were previously enrolled in the 7thgrade G&T program may continue in the program if:

  • The student receives a minimum score of 32 or higher on their end-of-the-year G&T evaluation.
  • The student maintains a minimum GPA of 3.5 or higher on their 7th grade end-of-the-year report card.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC for ELA and Math.

Students who were not previously in the GT program may be considered if they meet 5 out of the 6 following criteria:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on their 7th grade end-of-the-year report card.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC for ELA and Math.
  • A recommendation by the student’s 7th grade core classroom teachers (Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies) using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman Teacher Checklist of Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted and must have received the minimum accepted score.
  • A writing sample will be taken, during school time, whereby the grade earned on the twenty-four point rubric will meet or exceed twenty points.
  • A passing average score on the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Figural TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Pictures and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Verbal TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Words.

Students who are new to the district may be considered for eligibility into the program if they meet 6 out of the 7 following criteria:

  • A positive letter of recommendation from the student’s previous G&T teacher in their previous school.
  • A positive letter of recommendation from the parent/guardian of the student.
  • A score of Exceeded Expectation of 780 or higher for the PARCC for ELA and Math.
  • A positive letter of recommendation from the parent/guardian of the student.
  • By the end of the 1st marking period, a recommendation by the student’s classroom teachers (Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies) by using the Revised Renzulli/Hartman Teacher Checklist of Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted.
  • Students who receive the required minimum score on the Renzulli can be tested using the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Figural TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Pictures and the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking: Verbal TTCT®: Thinking Creatively with Words.
  • A writing sample will be taken, during school time, whereby the grade earned on the twenty-four point rubric will meet or exceed twenty points.