Although sometimes these terms are used separately, together they generally are intended to signify persons who are highly capable in terms of general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creative/productive thinking, leadership ability, and visual and performing arts.
School or program for what the Department of Education describes as "exceptional students." Students may be selected to enter such programs based on their test results, an interview, audition, grades or other criteria. Some gifted programs are open to students who live outside the program's school zone or district. Gifted and talented programs often teach material that is one or two years above the students' grade level.
This committee provides information and resources for students, parents and teachers regarding gifted education. It will help parents and teachers see how they can support these children.
School or program for what the Department of Education describes as â€œexceptional students.â€ Students are selected to enter kindergarten through 2 nd grade G&T classes based on the results of two tests: the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and the GRS (Gifted Rating Scale). The GRS is based on teachersâ€™ observations of the child over time, the OLSAT is given by the district. Students in upper grades may be selected for G&T classes based on their standardized test results, an interview, audition, grades or other criteria. Some gifted programs are open to students who live outside the programâ€™s school zone or district. G&T programs often teach material that is one or two years above the studentsâ€™ grade level.
Students identified as gifted and talented based upon intellect or high test scoring, academic aptitude, creative or productive thinking, leadership ability, visual and performing arts skills and psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical and physical skills.