Gifted and Talented (G/T) Referrals and Testing 2020-2021
GIFTED AND TALENTED
The identification and selection of students is determined through a comprehensive, three-step process conducted by a committee which uses multiple and specific criteria.
Students may be referred by the parent(s), peers, teacher(s), other professional personnel, and/or themselves. This year, there will be an online district testing portal. This portal will only be open during the referral window and will include parental permission to test, evaluate, and receive gifted program services. Parents of students who have been referred by individuals other than their parents will be contacted to complete the online referral form. No student may be denied access to the Humble ISD Gifted and Talented Program on the basis of race, creed, or handicapping conditions. Referrals should be completed in the online portal on the Advanced Academics website. The portal will be available and open during the referral window August 31- October 2, 2020.
* August 31 - October 2, 2020- Referrals for G/T Services accepted
* October 12 - December 18, 2020- Assessment window
* January 22, 2021- Parent notifications
* February 5, 2021- Deadline to appeal campus decision
* March 1, 2020- Kindergarten services begin
Students who are referred for the Humble ISD Gifted and Talented Program are assessed with a variety of quantitative and qualitative instruments. Once the testing is complete, the selection committee meets to look at student matrices to determine identification in the gifted and talented program.
Parents will be notified by letter if the student who was nominated qualified or not for the Humble ISD Gifted and Talented Program.
Should I Refer My Child for G/T Services?
Parent Awareness Night - Live Webinar
Please join Advanced Academics for a special webinar, "Should I Refer My Child?" During this event, we will take a look at common characteristics and/or what to do if you feel your child has particular academic needs. We will also discuss the district referral window and the assessment process.
This will be a live webinar with a Q&A. Please visit bit.ly/GT-Webinar on the date of the program to join! If you cannot attend, the session will be recorded and the presentation posted on the website. Thanks, and we hope to see you there!When: Monday, August 24, 2020, at 6:30 PMWhere: bit.ly/GT-WebinarFormat: Zoom Webinar