IDENTIFICATION PROCEDURES

Students Taking Exams
Teacher and Pupil
Stack of Notebooks
Boys at School

All districts in the South Central BOCES screen 1st/2nd and 5th/6th graders for exceptional cognitive ability. All schools are using the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®-3rd Edition (NNAT3) test for universal screening.

Referrals from teachers, parents, and other community members provide another way to notice students who may have exceptional talents, abilities, or potential.

Formally identifying a student for gifted educational services requires the collection of a body of evidence demonstrating exceptional aptitude, talent, or achievement.

Students who have been identified as gifted in another school or district are evaluated upon transfer into an South Central BOCES member district.