NISD Gifted/Talented Program Referral

Your child's 6-digit NISD Student ID is required to submit this form. If you do not know your student's ID, please contact their campus to obtain it BEFORE proceeding. Thank you for your interest in referring a student for the NISD Gifted & Talented program. Identification of students occurs throughout the school year according to the testing schedule. Please see the information below for grade specific deadlines and testing windows. Students referred AFTER the parent referral deadline will be deferred to the next year's testing and identification cycle. 2022-2023 NISD Testing Schedule: Students referred AFTER the referral deadline will be deferred to the NEXT year's testing and identification cycle. Session: Elementary New to Northside (newly enrolled GT Transfers only) Grade Levels: 1st-5th with prior GT status Parent Referral Completion Deadline: ongoing Testing Window: Beginning of the year: August 29 - September 9, 2022, after receiving GT documentation from student’s previous district, then ongoing as students enroll Session: District CogAT Testing Grade Level: 3rd Parent Referral Completion Deadline: N/A - all NISD 3rd graders tested Testing Window: September 12 - 23, 2022 Session: Secondary New to Northside (newly enrolled GT Transfers only) Grade Levels: 6th-12th with prior GT status Parent Referral Completion Deadline: ongoing Testing Window: Beginning of the year: September 12 - 30, 2022 after receiving GT documentation from student’s previous district, then ongoing as students enroll Session: Elementary Intermediate Grade Levels: 4th, 5th Parent Referral Completion Deadline: September 23, 2022 Testing Window: October 3 - 21, 2022 Session: Kindergarten Grade Level: Kindergarten Parent Referral Completion Deadline: December 9, 2022 Testing Window: January 17 - 27, 2023 Session: Elementary Primary Grade Level: 1st Parent Referral Completion Deadline: January 20, 2023 Testing Window: January 30 - February 10, 2023 Session: District CogAT Testing Grade Level: 2nd Parent Referral Completion Deadline: N/A - all NISD 2nd graders tested Testing Window: February 13 - 24, 2023 Session: Secondary Grade Levels: 6th-12th Parent Referral Completion Deadline: March 10, 2023 Testing Window: April 3 - 27, 2023

General Information




Northside ISD

Parent/Guardian Permission For Assessment And Participation

Previous GT Screening

Parent/Guardian Checklist

PLEASE CONSIDER EVERY CHARACTERISTIC. Instructions: Your child has been referred for assessment for gifted services. As a parent, you have unique opportunities to see your child at play, at work, and in family settings. Please share your observations by rating each characteristic that best describes your child using the following scale: - If you have rarely or never observed this characteristic - If you have sometimes observed this characteristic - If you have often observed this characteristic - If you have almost always observed this characteristic

    Part I: Learning Characteristics. My child…

  1. uses advanced vocabulary for his/her age
  2. becomes absorbed in area(s) of personal interest; explores topics beyond typical age level
  3. learns quickly with little practice
  4. is interested in "big" issues: world hunger, pollution, items in the news
  5. will spend more time and energy on topics of his/her interest than other children of the same age
  6. tries to make meaning of situations
  7. Part II: Motivation Characteristics. My child…

  8. gets so involved with a project that (s)he gives up pleasures to work on it
  9. is independent (needs few directions and little supervision)
  10. sets high personal goals and expects to see results from his/her work
  11. initiates and completes very detailed projects
  12. is concerned with right and wrong, good and bad; evaluates and passes judgment
  13. continues to work on a project even when faced with temporary defeats and slow results
  14. Part III: Creativity Characteristics. My child…

  15. uses common materials in ways not typically expected
  16. gives unusual "way out", clever responses or comes up with many ideas to create change and/or improve things
  17. has a vivid imagination
  18. uses humor in situations or events that are not obviously funny to most children his/her age
  19. recognizes beauty in surrounding environments
  20. Part IV: Leadership Characteristics. My child…

  21. assumes leadership positions; directs others
  22. works cooperatively as a team member; is receptive to the ideas of others
  23. demonstrates a concern for injustice, social issues, and moral questions beyond age level
  24. is self-confident with children his/her own age as well as adults
  25. Part V: Communication/Planning Characteristics. My child…

  26. is constantly asking smart and difficult questions about anything and everything
  27. organizes collections of things uniquely; likes to plan or arrange things
  28. determines what information or resources are necessary for accomplishing a task
  29. forsees consequences or effects of actions

Part VI: Anecdotal Information/Developmental Milestones: Please comment on other student characteristics/traits that have not already been asked. Please limit comments to one page.

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