The School Board of Sarasota County, Florida
Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
1960 Landings Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34231
Gifted Identification Procedures for Parents
2013-2014 School Year
Students may be referred by their parents or school staff for a gifted screening. Parents can request a gifted screening by contacting the ESE Liaison at their child’s district or charter school. Parents of a child enrolled in a private school should contact the ESE Liaison at the child’s district school.
The last date to request a gifted screening from your child's district or charter school is Friday, February 1, 2013.
If your child scores 130 on the gifted screening, then the following items are collected by your district or charter school to determine your child's eligibility for the gifted program.
Proof of residency in Sarasota County
Licensed psychologist’s evaluation reporting IQ and academic achievement test scores, if interested in Pine View or full-time cluster site
Gifted characteristics rating scales
Report card grades, spanning one year
Specific details on the required items follow:
Proof of residency in Sarasota County: Examples: recent utility bill, lease agreement
Evaluation report: By a school psychologist or licensed psychologist that includes both individual IQ and academic achievement testing
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition (WISC-IV or
Standford-Binet Intelligence Test Scale-Fifth Edition (SB5)
Or other acceptable IQ measures
The minimum required IQ score is:Full-Scale Score of 130 (Some partial Composite or Index scores within the intellectual measure may be considered with specific written justification from the examiner)
NOTE: No further testing is needed if the student does not meet the 130 IQ requirement.
Academic Achievement Tests : Required for consideration for Pine View or cluster sites
If your child meets the minimum Full Scale IQ score of 130, administration of either achievement test is required
- Woodcock-Johnson III: Tests of Achievement (Form A or B; Normative update required )
State of Florida Eligibility Requirements for Gifted
Gifted eligibility encompasses the following three requirements:
- A full-scale IQ of 130 and
- A majority (51%) of characteristics on a gifted rating scale and
- A need for gifted services
A student who meets all three requirements is eligible for the gifted program at his or her district.
Sarasota District Eligibility Requirements for Pine View and Gifted Cluster Programs
Eligibility determination for Pine View and Gifted Cluster Programs requires additional academic achievement testing.
If the student qualifies for gifted, according to the state criteria, then achievement scores and report card grades are entered on the full-time eligibility form to determine if the student meets district criteria for Pine View or a Gifted Cluster Site.
All files are processed by the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Liaison at your child's district or charter school. Private school parents please note: Only complete files, with proof of residency and submitted to your district school by the deadline date of April 26, 2013 will be accepted for eligibility determination. If the student is eligibile. the parent will complete the Full Time Gifted Program Options form
DEADLINE DATES THAT
BE FOLLOWED AFTER ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION
1. For the Pine View program option, you must adhere to the Friday, April 26, 2013, deadline (No Exceptions).
2. For the Gifted Cluster Site option, the deadline is extended to Thursday, August 15, 2013.
NOTE: To avoid a test/retest policy violation, an alternative academic achievement test must be administered if a reevaluation of a student’s academic achievement skills is conducted within 12 months of the previous evaluation. Both academic areas (reading and mathematics) must be reevaluated in order to provide a current assessment of the student’s academic profile.
The most current reading and math scores will be used in determining full-time gifted program eligibility.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Last date to request a gifted screening from your child’s district or charter school. Contact the ESE Liaison.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Last date to submit a private psychological evaluation, report card or rating scale to the ESE Liaison at your child’s district or charter school.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Last date for consideration to Gifted Cluster Sites.
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