Gifted and Talented Program

Gifted and Talented Program

Alvin Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program and Advanced Academics STATE GOAL FOR SERVICES FOR GIFTED STUDENTS Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in:

Self-directed learning Thinking Research Communication As evidenced by. the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity Products and performances are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. The Alvin ISD

Gifted and Talented Program offers academic services to bright and high achieving students who have indicated a need for an adequately modified differentiated curriculum. GT pullout program Cluster classes Advanced Placement Classes Screening Process Kindergarten: All students are screened for testing by

January. District screening tool Observations made by specialist and teacher looking for originality, fluency, flexibility, and elaboration in student thought process. Testing for those that qualify is completed by February and services begin by March. Screening Process contd. All other elementary grade levels: Screening is initiated in both fall and spring Fall referral by Sept. 15th Spring referral by April 15th A child cannot be tested more than once

per school year. First graders who were tested in kindergarten and are nominated again will be on the spring testing rotation. Screening Process contd. Secondary Testing Junior High and High School as requested MAP: Spring Testing Identification of Students Referrals can be made by

teachers peers administrators parents counselors community members even the students themselves Data Collection

Completed referral form from person making nomination Quantitative measures Standardized test scores Qualitative measures Student portfolio Teacher observation survey Quantitative Measures

An ability test is given in three areas: Verbal Quantitative Non-verbal Data collected from multiple sources are included in the assessment process to qualify for further testing. Further testing includes an individual IQ test. GT Student Assessment Committee The committee consists of:

GT Specialist Administrator Counselor Teacher Parent notification of decision. Where do elementary GT students receive services in AISD?

Every elementary campus has a GT specialist that services the students. Cluster classroom differentiation Competitions that vary on each campus Dual Language Program at Melba Passmore and Savannah Lakes Options for extra curricular activities vary by campus Texas Performance Standards Projects TPSP

Student projects which are TEKS-based and focus on the core content areas with interdisciplinary connections. The goal of the TPSP is for students to create work that reflects the professional quality that the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students requires. Elementary GT Specialists

Alvin Primary and Elementary Kimberly Duncan Don Jeter Elementary Susan Felder EC Mason Elementary Elaine Guikema Glenn York Elementary David Bean Hood-Case Elementary

Holly Hall Longfellow Elementary Trish Schlegel Continued

Mary Marek Michelle Pedalino Mark Twain Kimberly Robertson Passmore Elementary Patty Hammer Savannah Lakes Elementary Ana Passarella Stevenson Primary and Walt Disney Elementary Kim Durkin Wilder Elementary Pat Cheney GT Professional Development

All district GT cluster teachers requirements 30 hours GT awareness 6 hour annual GT update Family and Community PAGT Evaluation District survey Alvin Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program and

Advanced Academics Junior High Advanced Academics Specialist on each campus Advanced Placement Classes (pre-AP) TPSP Projects MAP Other opportunities:

Academic UIL: Saturday, December 1st Junk Box Wars: Saturday, November 3rd Duke TIP: qualify in 7th grade Magnet Academic Program (MAP) The program offers an accelerated curriculum that will include the level of rigor needed for our students to be successful in advanced secondary course

work. Program courses are for math and science. Math 6 MAP Algebra 1 Pre-AP Geometry 1 Pre-AP Housed at Nolan Ryan Junior High and Harby Junior High.

Qualifications for Entrance into MAP All 5th grade students are administered a battery of mathematic assessments in the spring. Students meeting the exam requirements will be placed on a matrix that will be tallied with information garnered from the tests as well as teacher recommendations. Those students qualifying to participate in MAP will be notified and a meeting will be held before the completion of school.

Secondary Advanced Academics Specialists Alvin Junior High Stacey Hughes

Fairview Junior High Carrie Buckelew Harby Junior High & Nolan Ryan Junior High (MAP) Britney Campbell Manvel Junior High at Rodeo Palms Tracie Lee Alvin High School Jamie Sawka Manvel High School Virginia Lively AP Courses Offered by Our District: AP English Language & Composition AP English Literature AP US History AP US Government AP Macro Economics

AP Psychology AP Human Geography AP World History AP Chemistry AP Physics AP Environmental Science AP Biology AP Calculus AP Statistics AP French AP Spanish AP Art Portfolio AP Music Theory AP Computer Science 24

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