Giftedness is considered when the child earns a minimum Intelligence Quotient (IQ) score of 130 and above. That is two standard deviations above the mean (average). This rule states that a gifted student is “one who has superior intellectual development and is capable of high performance.”
As a parent, you can request gifted testing for your child to the school counselor, administrator, or your child's teacher. The school has 90 days to complete the gifted evaluation from the date that the parent signs a consent form formally allowing the school to evaluate the child
Direct testing by a Miami Dade County Public School -school psychologist
Or, review of a gifted child assessment completed by a private provider
This evaluation cannot be older than two years.
Screening Process for Gifted Testing:
Regardless of parent request, the school will screen students who show unusual ability using two or more of the following criteria:
High academic achievement, as indicated by standardized test 89 percentile or higher or Levels 4 or 5 or course work grades of A or B ·
Above average creative output in artistic, literary, scientific, or mathematics endeavors ·
Very rapid learning rate or unusually insightful conclusions ·
Multiple nominations from teachers and staff who observe unique talent
Parental reports of advanced developmental behavior, such as early reading, verbal precocity and use of complex syntax, or evidence of mechanical aptitude ·
Outstanding academic, creative, or leadership abilities, self-reported or peer reported.
In addition, all LEP students that have achieved a grade of A or B in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or home language arts (i.e., Spanish language arts, Haitian-Creole language arts) and mathematics are screened for gifted.
Procedures for referring for gifted education:
Teachers, parents, or anyone with "qualified knowledge of the student's ability" can refer the child for gifted education.
A student profile is developed for a student being referred to the School Support Team (SST).
The following is considered to continue the process by the SST:
The student meets most criteria in Gifted Characteristics Checklist
Standardized test scores
Report card grades, class work, and/or projects.
Once that is all complete and everyone agrees, your child is off to gifted education
For more information, please review Miami Dade County's website for Giftedness: http://advancedacademicprograms.dadeschools.net/gifted.asp
Broward County's website for Giftedness: https://www.browardschools.com/Page/34792 https://www.browardschools.com/cms/lib/FL01803656/Centricity/Domain/13483/2018%20Procedural%20Guide.pdf https://www.browardschools.com/cms/lib/FL01803656/Centricity/Domain/13483/GiftedParents/EP_Frequently_Asked_Questions.pdf
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