WRPS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY 342.4
The School District of Wisconsin Rapids recognizes that all students are uniques and valuable individuals and all students possess gifts and talents. Some students, however, are gifted and talented to an extraordinary degree. Such students need specially planned educational services where pace, level of instruction, and support are matched with each student's unique capabilities and social emotional needs. The School District of Wisconsin Rapids accepts the complex challenge of identifying and meeting such needs through implementation of a Gifted and Talented Educational Services plan aligned with the District Response to Intervention process. The plan will incorporate the key characteristics of effective gifted and talented plans as set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: systemic, collaborative, sustainable, responsive, fluid, appropriate, comprehensive, aligned, and measureable.
Bright children who work hard and are high achievers may appear to be gifted. How do you tell the difference?
What about students who are creatively gifted?
Regardless of a student being identified as Gifted versus Bright, WRPS will strive to meet the learning needs of each individual who demonstrates a need for adaptation to or challenges beyond the current standard curriculum.
Adapted from (Szabos, 1989) & (Kingore, 2004)
Areas of Giftedness >