Gifted and Talented (G/T) Referrals and Testing 2019-2020
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. Starting this year, there will be an online district testing portal. This portal will only be open during the assessment window(s) 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 (Grades 1-12: August 26 - September 27; Kindergarten: August 26 - December 20).
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?
- What is Gifted? Should I Refer?
- Bright Child or Gifted Learner?
- Community Connections Meetings <---"Should I Refer?" - August 29 at 6pm @ Eggers Instructional Support Center
Humble ISD GT Referral and Assessment Calendar
GT Identification Process Timeline*
8/26/2019 Referral Window Opens (Grades 1-12)
9/27/2019 Referral Window Closes (Grades 1-12)-***** The deadline for referrals has been extended until Friday, October 4.
9/30/2019 Assessment Window Opens (Grades 1-12)
12/2/2019 Kindergarten Screener/ Referral Window Opens
12/20/2019 Assessment Window Closes (Grades 1-12)
1/10/2020 Kindergarten Referral Window Closes
1/13/2020 Kindergarten Assessment Window Opens
1/31/2020 Grades 1-12 Notification Letters/ K Assessment Window Closes
2/14/2020 Kindergarten Notification Letters
*Subject to change