K-12 GT Student Portfolio

New for the 2017-2018 school year, the student portfolio collected during the GT Screening Process has changed. Teachers are no longer required to collect 2 work samples for each subject area. The student portfolio will now consist of the following items: 


Click here for access to a training module for teachers, grades K-2.
Click here for access to a training module for teachers, grades 6-12. (coming soon)

STUDENT VOICE AND CHOICE ASSESSMENT
Grades K-12
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 The new 
Student Voice and Choice Assessment is an independent learning activity on a topic of interest and was designed to provide each  student with an opportunity to demonstrate design thinking using a four-step process of 1) feel, 2) imagine, 3) do, and 4) share to understand situations empathetically, imagine solutions, and put those solutions into action. The student will create a final product that
 conveys his/her understandings and feelings about the selected topic. Some strategies
to consider include collage, poetry, short story, multimedia, music, artwork, photography, schematic, infographic, video, or choose any other way to exhibit their
learning and ideas. Schools can determine if students should complete the Voice and Choice Assessment at school or at home. 
For students in grades K-2, it is acceptable for a teacher or family member to assist the student with sections of this activity. However, the ideas, work, and insights should be those of the student. Adults should limit their interaction with the student as much as possible so the student is free to demonstrate their individual voice and choice.  To assist Dual Language teachers, the assessments are available in both English and Spanish. 
 
INTERDISCIPLINARY COMMON ASSESSMENTS
Grades K-5
The Interdisciplinary GATE Common Assessments reflect the new Humanities and STEM programs. The Common Assessments are a required piece of the K-5 student portfolio. The common assessments can be taught to all students in the class or only to the students participating in the GATE Screening Process. The common assessments are open-ended, allow for student originality, and include the grade level TEKS used in the activities. The common assessments will be completed at school and will not be sent home for completion. To assist Dual Language teachers, the common assessments are available in both English and Spanish. 
                       
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STUDENT GIFTED CHARACTERISTICS CHECKLIST
Grades 6-12
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The Student Gifted Characteristics Checklist is a required portfolio piece for students in grades 6-12 and reflects new research on diverse groups of gifted students. The checklist provides the secondary student with a way to reflect on his/her personal learning preferences and interests. The student will complete the checklist independently during one of the days of Online CogAT testing. The student checklist will not be completed in class or sent home for completion.