How to Nominate a Student - Teachers, school leaders, parents, students and community members may nominate a student by contacting the GT Leader in the school that the nominated student attends by submitting a form or writing a letter.
Traits, Attributes, & Characteristics of Gifted
APS Gifted and Talented juries identify students in the talent domains twice a year. Juries will review portfolios and assess performances using normed rubrics. More information can be obtained by contacting GT Leaders in schools. Only students who have been tested by their schools using the Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS) and received a 95th percentile or above score will be invited to juries.
This slideshow for identifying students in talent areas outlines the process. GT Leaders and Specials Teachers (Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education) in schools should communicate often to support each other in identifying students who are gifted in talent areas.
Click here for information on scoring and norming the Musical Aptitude Profile (MAP) that can be used for screening and testing students for giftedness in music.
Identifying Musically Gifted
Here is an introductory video regarding the piloting of the jury process by the APS Music Advisory Council.
Identifying GT in the Visual Arts
This video captures some of the performance assessment for identification in Visual Arts. The Visual Arts Advisory Council evaluated student portfolios separately from the performance assessment.
Identifying GT in Psychomotor (Movement)
This video shows the process for identifying a student as gifted in psychomotor. The body of evidence includes an observation scale, portfolio of skills, and a performance game assessment.
All 2nd graders in APS are screened for gifted and talented identification either with the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT) or the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).
- Assessment window is September 26 - October 28, 2016
- Naglieri administration directions
- APS Department of Assessment & Research - visit this department's page for more specifics and the administration of the assessment for the Universal Screening