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. Once the referral window opens this year, there will be an online district testing portal at bit.ly/gtrefer19. 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 (August 31 - October 2).
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? - Parent Awareness Night - Live Webinar
Please join us 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 had particular academic needs. The district referral window and assessment process will be discussed.
This will be a live webinar with a Q&A. Please visit this page 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 PM
- Where: Link to access the webinar will be posted at bit.ly/GT-Webinar on or before the day of the meeting
- Format: Zoom Webinar
Humble ISD GT Referral and Assessment Calendar
GT Identification Process Timeline*
August 31 - October 2, 2020
Referrals for G/T Services accepted
October 12 - December 18, 2020
January 22, 2021
February 5, 2021
Deadline to appeal campus decision
March 1, 2020
Kindergarten services begin
*Subject to change