If you were not able to attend the meeting "Should I refer?" you can view the presentation here.
The identification and selection of students are determined through a comprehensive, three-step process conducted by a committee that 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 building 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.