NISD Gifted/Talented Program Referral

Student ID is required to submit this form, please have it ready before submitting it. If you do not know your student's ID, please contact their campus to obtain it before proceeding. NISD Gifted & Talented Program Referral Thank you for your interest in referring a student for the NISD Gifted & Talented program. Ongoing identification of students occurs throughout the school year. Please see the information below for grade-specific information and deadlines. Should a student be referred after a referral deadline, the student will be assessed during the next appropriate testing window. A student ID number is required to submit this form. If you do not know your student’s ID number, please contact their NISD campus to obtain prior to proceeding. Referral Deadline Session Testing Window August 27, 2021 Newly Enrolled GT Transfers, Grades 1-12 September 1-17, 2021 September 17, 2021 Secondary, Grades 6-12 October 1-29, 2021 October 15, 2021 Elementary, Grades 1-2 November 2-30, 2021 November 12, 2021 Elementary, Grades 3-5 December 1-17, 2021 December 3, 2021 Kindergarten January 4-21, 2022 January 21, 2022 Secondary, Grades 6-12 February 1-28, 2022 February 18, 2022 Elementary, Grades 3-5 March 1-31, 2022 March 11, 2022 Elementary, Grades 1-2 April 1-29, 2022 Please complete the information below:

General Information




Northside ISD

Parent/Guardian Permission For Assessment And Participation

My typed name below represents my signature and confirms my permission for Northside ISD to test my child for the Gifted /Talented Program. Should my child qualify for the Gifted/Talented program my typed name represents my signature and gives my permission for him/her to receive Gifted/Talented Services.

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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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