for the Gifted and Talented
STATE GOAL FOR SERVICES FOR GIFTED/TALENTED STUDENTS
Students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participted in services for gifted/talented students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.
Canadian ISD Philosophy
Canadian Independent School District recognizes the individual difference in abilities, needs and interests of the school population it serves. An instructional program for Canadian ISD students includes provision for gifted and talented students. Gifted learners benefit from instrucional practices that develop and challenge their unique capabilities while fostering creativity and productivity. A quality service provides both cognitive and affective development. Students are challenged to develop their full potiential and be successful in an appropriate learning envoronment.
Referral and Identification
Important to the success of the gifted and talented service is the identification of students who possess unusual potential of high abiltiy in the areas of specific academic aptitude and general intellectual ability. Assessment includes qulaitative and quantitative measures collected from multiple sources.
Students are assessed for gifted and talented services according to the following guidelines.
Nomination Window Grades 1-12
The referral window for students in grades 1-12 is open from November 15, 2022 - December 15, 2022.
Click here to access a G/T nomination form available in English and Spanish
Gifted and Talented Testing
Testing of nominated students in grades 1-12 will occur January 2023 through April 2023.
All kindergarten students are tested in a series of testing events during September 2022 – February 2023.
Parent and Teacher Resources
Click here for Texas Performance Standard Project
Click here for the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
Click here for the Texas G/T Resource Implementation Resource: Depth and Complexity
Click here for the Gifted Teacher Toolkit 1
Click here for the Gifted Teacher Toolkit 2
Click here for GT Students & Differentiating Instruction (EduHero Course)
Click here for the CISD Canadian Advanced Academic Program Manual
State and District Policy
Click here to for TEA State Policy
Click here for CISD Board Policy
Should you have any questions, please contact your campus administrator or the Gifted and Talented Coordinator.
Gifted and Talented Coordinator