Roxborough Primary & Intermediate

Gifted and Talented

Welcome to RXPI's Gifted and Talented site. Here, you will find GT announcements and resources useful for parents and teachers. At the top of the site, you will see dropdown boxes to help you navigate through the site when looking for general information and resources or information specific to either the primary or intermediate school's Gifted and Talented Program. Feel free to contact RXP's GT Facilitator, Shannon Tafoya, or RXI's GT Facilitator, Allison Rothwell, if you have specific questions or resources to share. Contact information is at the bottom of this home page.

Announcements

  • This site is a work in progress, and while we hope to add many helpful resources, we know that parents and classroom teachers may have additional resources that could benefit all of us. Please use this LINK to share other resources you've found to be helpful.

Important Information

Universal Screening for 2nd Graders & Referral Testing for students in grades

CogAT, February 2021


Dear Parents/Guardians,


As part of the DCSD Universal Screening process and our commitment to equitable identification for gifted programming, DCSD will administer the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT 7) during the weeks of Feb. 8 - March 5, 2021. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. Please see below for specific information based on your child’s current grade.


2nd Grade Universal Screen

  • As part of this process, ALL students in 2nd grade who have not been identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of February 8-12, and February 16, 2021. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.

  • If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted Education Facilitator will contact you directly with more detailed information about this process.


Gifted Identification Referral Testing - GRADES K or 1

  • If your child is in grades K or 1 and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.

  • NOTE: Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification.

  • Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE.

  • Upon receipt of this form, the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss the next steps in the gifted identification process.


Gifted Identification Referral Testing - GRADES 3, 4, or 5

  • If your child is in grades 3, 4 or % and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.

  • NOTE: Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification.

  • Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE.

  • Upon receipt of this form, the Gifted Education Facilitator will connect with you to discuss the next steps in the gifted identification process.


eLearners

Families with students currently enrolled in eLearning will receive detailed information about their CogAT testing options and logistics directly from the DCSD District Team/eLearning Administration. If you do not receive this information by Jan 22, 2021, please contact the DCSD Gifted Education Team at gifted.education@dcsdk12.org.


Please see the following for additional information linked below:

2020 - 2021 Spring CogAT UNIVERSAL Screening Letter

Gifted Children's Bill of Rights:

You have a right to

  • know about your giftedness.

  • learn something new everyday.

  • be passionate about your talent area without apologies.

  • have an identity beyond your talent area.

  • feel good about your accomplishments.

  • make mistakes.

  • seek guidance in the development of your talent.

  • have multiple peer groups and a variety of friends.

  • choose which of your talent areas you wish to pursue.

  • not to be gifted at everything.

Written by Del Siegle (NAGC President, 2007 - 2009)

Contact Us:

Roxborough Primary (Shannon Tafoya - Gifted Facilitator)

Email: shannon.tafoya@dcsdk12.org

Phone: (303) 387 - 6000

Fax: (303) 387 - 6001


Roxborough Intermediate (Allison Rothwell - Gifted Facilitator)

Email: arothwell@dcsdk12.org

Phone: (303) 387 - 7600

Fax: (303) 387 - 7601