AIG Identification Process
STEP 1 - Nomination:Students in grades four through twelve may be nominated by parent, teachers or other school personnel for referral to the School Based Committee for Gifted Education at any time with demonstrated above grade level performance. Students may self-nominate.
STEP 2 - Referral:The School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE) considers all nominations. The committee reviews available student data and documentation based on formal and informal indicators and determines which of the nominated students will be referred.
Grades 4-12 ; Referred students are scheduled for formal assessment in aptitude (Cognitive Abilities Test-CogAT) and achievement (Iowa Test of Basic Skills-ITBS) during established testing windows. The School Based Committee for Gifted Education collects student data, which may include teacher and parent checklists, academic grades in reading/language arts and mathematics, writing samples, End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests, literacy and mathematics profiles, work samples, projects and additional information contained in the portfolio. The SBCGE will review all portfolios for demonstrated above grade level performance. The data is recorded on the Individual Student Profile.