• Spring Evaluation Timeline

  • Students eligible for spring evaluation

    • Fort Bend ISD students who enrolled after the the closing of the fall referral window (after September 30, 2020)
    • Fort Bend ISD students who are identified for GT services and wish to be re-evaluated to add an area of service (fee assessed for re-evaluation)

    Referral

    • The online referral website link will be available beginning February 8, 2021 on the GT Home Page.
    • To submit a referral, the parent/guardian must use the online referral website during the referral window. 
    • Referrals must be submitted online by the February 19, 2021 deadline. Exceptions will not be made.
    • Students who are already identified must submit payment for re-evaluation using RevTrack before February 19, 2021.
      • Details for submitting payment will be posted prior to the start of the Referral Window.
    • Parent/guardian must consent to have the student tested if a staff member refers the student (parent/guardian will be contacted by the campus GT Counselor).
    • Students identified for GT services in all areas in FBISD may not be referred.

    Assessment

    • The cognitive abilities test used is the CogAT 7. Subtests administered are Non-Verbal, Verbal, and Quantitative.
    • The Spring testing window is March 1 - March 12, 2021 (subject to change due to safety protocols for coronavirus)
    • Teachers must complete a School Rating Scale (SIGS) for referred students.
    • Parents are asked to complete a Home Rating Scale (SIGS) provided by the campus GT counselor prior to testing.

    Identification Process

    • Assessment scores, School Rating Scale, and Home Rating Scale (SIGS) scores are plotted on the Gifted and Talented Identification Profile. 
    • The Campus Selection Committee convenes to review results and verify accurate student profiles.
    • All student profiles are verified by District GT staff.
    • Students who are identified typically meet the following criteria:
      • Non-Verbal test score in gifted/high ability range AND;
      • Verbal OR Quantitative score in gifted/high ability range.
      • Rating scales do not keep students from being identified.
      • 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, English Langauge Arts and Social Studies and/or Math and Science.

    Notification

    • Parents are notified in writing of the Campus Selection Committee's decision.
    • Notification letters will be sent home between May 3 and May 14, 2021.(exact date to be determined based on testing window)
    • Parents are advised of their right to appeal and the process for doing so.

    Appeals

    • Parents must appeal within ten school days, as indicated on the notification letter.
    • Appeals meetings take place on the campus, and the parent is invited to attend and speak to the committee.
    • The Campus Appeals Committee responds with its decision in writing within ten school days of the meeting.