Gifted & Talented Identification

The identification of gifted and talented students needs to be ongoing. Formal assessment data used to identify Gifted & Talented students must come from multiple sources and include varied assessment methods. Student data should represent an appropriate balance of valid quantitative and qualitative measures.

Formal identification of students enrolled in the Whitefish Bay school district will address five areas: Intellectual, Academic, Creativity, Artistic, and Leadership. As outlined below, multiple and varied criteria will be used as a basis from which students will be identified.

Academic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

  • High interest in one or more areas
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores of 130 or above
  • IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination (WKCE) and/or Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores of  95% or above in identified area
  • Evidence of talented noted on parent and/or teacher nomination forms

Intellectual

  • High interest in multiple areas
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores of 130 or above
  • IOWA Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination (WKCE) and/or Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores of  95% or above in multiple total areas
  • Evidence of talented noted on parent and/or teacher nomination forms

Creative

  • Thinks quickly and adapts to changes
  • Posesses the ability to play with ideas
  • Demonstrates unique ideas
  • Openess to new ideas
  • Evidence noted on parent/teacher nomination forms
  • Portfolio of creative artifacts or products

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Evidence of talent noted on parent / teacher nomination forms
  • Recommendation by classroom and/or special area teacher
  • Seeks information and/or art/performing opportunities beyond classroom offerings
  • Relates to and interprets works of the visual and performing arts
  • Demonstrates keen interest in and knowledge of visual and performing arts concepts

Leadership

  • Evidence of talent noted on parent and/or teacher nomination form
  • Recommendation by classroom and/or special area teacher
  • Seeks and/or holds positions of leadership
  • Peer recommendation
     
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