Spring Testing

  • Eligibility - Newly Enrolled and Identified GT Students

    • Fort Bend ISD students who enrolled after the closing of the Fall Nomination Window (after September 30, 2019). 
    • Fort Bend ISD students who are identified for GT services and want to be reevaluated to add an area. 

    Nomination

    • Nominations will be available online beginning January 21, 2020
    • Students who are already identified must submit payment for re-evaluation using RevTrack before February 3, 2020.
      • Details for submitting payment will be posted prior to the start of the Referral Window.
    • To submit a nomination, the parent/guardian must use their Family Access username and password. 
    • Forms should be submitted online by the January 31, 2020 deadline. No exceptions.
    • Parent/Guardian must consent to have the student tested, if a staff member nominates the student. 
    • Students must be enrolled in FBISD and in grades K - 12. 
    • Students identified for GT services in all areas in FBISD may not be nominated.

    Assessment / Testing

    • The cognitive abilities test used is the CogAT 7. 
    • Testing window is February 10, 2020 and February 19, 2020 (for all grades except 2nd).
      • 2nd grade students who were not enrolled during the September test window will test during this window. 
      • 2nd grade students who took the CogAT in September will not be retested in February. 
    • Students test during school hours. 
    • Teachers must complete a School Rating Scale for nominated students.
    • Parents are asked to complete a Home Rating Scale provided by the counselor between February 10, 2020 and February 19, 2020

    Identification/Eligibility

    • Test scores and rating scale scores are plotted on the Gifted and Talented Identification Profile. 
    • The Campus Selection Committee convenes to make identification decisions
    • Students who are identified typically meet the following criteria:
      • Rating scales do not keep students from being identified
      • Non-Verbal test score in gifted/high ability range AND;
      • Verbal OR Quantitative score in gifted/high ability range
      • Rating scales serve the purpose of providing additional information for students with at least one test score in range.
    • All members of the Campus Selection Committee have been trained in gifted education and specifically in identifying students needs for the education services provided by the FBISD GT Program.
    • Students are identified for services in specific content areas.

    Notification

    • Parents are notified in writing of the Campus Selection Committee's decision
    • Notification letters will be sent home no later than the last week of March 2020.
    • Parents are advised of their right to appeal

    Appeals

    • Parents must appeal using the online GT appeal application within ten school days as indicated on the notification letter
    • The Campus Appeals Committee responds with their decision in writing within ten school days of the meeting

     

    • Test scores and rating scales scores are plotted on the Gifted and Talented Identification Profile.
    • The Campus Selection Committee convenes to make identification decisions based on district criteria. 
      • Test scores must show at least two scores in gifted range or one score in gifted range and another in high ability range. 
      • Rating scales serve the purpose of providing additional information and do not keep a student from being identified.
      • All members of the Campus Selection Committee have been trained in gifted education and specifically in identifying students' needs for the education services.