Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program
The Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program provides an appropriately challenging education for students who perform, or show potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment. Services for AIG students include differentiated curriculum and instruction that extends and enriches the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
Identified 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students receive differentiated curriculum and instruction in language arts and/or mathematics within the general education setting. Options may include cluster and flexible skills grouping, curriculum compacting, differentiated units, and co-teaching between the classroom and AIG teacher. The AIG teacher consults with the classroom teacher regarding differentiated curriculum and instruction and also facilitates a variety of small group learning experiences. Services may depend upon course offerings and student performance.
Onine Learning Support
AIG Office Hours during Online Remote Learning are available through Google Classroom codes. Teacher teams will provide Google Classroom codes to students via team newsletters. Ms. Adcock will be available on a weekly basis in the LRMS AIG Google Classroom at the following times:Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 - 10:00 AMTuesday and Thursday: 10:00 - 11:00 AMAdditional office hours by grade level:Wednesday: 6th Grade 2:00 - 3:00 PM (Using the specific Google Classroom 6th Grade Code)Thursday: 7th Grade 9:00 - 10:00 AM (Using the specific Google Classroom 7th Grade Code)Friday: 8th Grade 10:00 - 11:00 AM (Using the specific Google Classroom 8th Grade Code)Ms. Adcock will host a book club opportunity for all Lufkin students to read The Hound of the Baskervilles. Ms. Adcock will meet with interested students on Friday, April 17th from 11:00AM-12:00 PM to introduce the novel and explain the learning process. The meeting time link can be found in the LRMS AIG Google classroom. It is not necessary for students to purchase a novel as students will utilize a digital platform where the text is available at no cost. Ms. Adcock will share the link with interested students on Friday, April 17th at the first meeting. Teams will share the LRMS AIG Google classroom code via team newsletters.
Nomination & Testing Information
Nominations are now open and will continue to be open throughout the year for parents and teachers to nominate students for AIG testing. Parents may nominate their child for AIG testing by submitting a written nomination via email to Lisa Adcock, AIG teacher at email@example.com
Once a nomination is received, data is collected including EOG performance, teacher and parent observational checklists, benchmark scores, student work samples and student grades. This information is shared with our School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE) who makes the decision on whether or not to refer the student for evaluation. Both the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (IOWA) are group administered to those students who are referred for evaluation. The SBCGE reviews all test scores in conjunction with previously collected data and determines if (a) the student qualifies for services, (b) the student does not qualify for services or (c) additional individual testing is required to determine eligibility.
This process takes a semester to complete and students who qualify begin receiving services at the start of the next academic semester.