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Criteria for G/T Identification

Mayfield Independent School District Gifted and Talented Program
Criteria for the Identification of 
Gifted and Talented Students 
 
In order for a student to be formally identified as gifted, three separate pieces of evidence are needed from one of the categories listed below including a committee recommendation. A student may qualify in more than one category providing they have three pieces of evidence and a committee recommendation for each category. 
 
 
General Intellect 
  1. Cognitive Skills Index (CSI) of 126 or above 
  2. OLSAT—128 or above 
  3. NAI – 130 or above 
  4. Overall “A” average in academic subjects 
  5. Teacher recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to General Intellect 
  6.  Anecdotal records 
  7. Committee recommendation for General Intellect 
 
 
Specific Academic Aptitude in Language Arts 
  1. MAP score of 96%ile or above in Reading (end of year test) 
  2. K-PREP score of 96%ile or above in Reading/ Writing 
  3. NRT score of 96%ile or above in Reading 
  4.  “A” average in Language Arts 
  5. Teacher Recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behavior specific to Language Arts 
  6. Off-level testing 
  7. Anecdotal records 
  8. Committee recommendation for Language Arts 
 
 
Specific Academic Aptitude in Math 
  1. MAP score of 96%ile or above in Math 
  2. K-PREP score of 96%ile or above in Math 
  3. NRT score of 96%ile or above in Math 
  4. “A” average in Math 
  5. Teacher Recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behavior specific to Math 
  6. Off-level testing 
  7. Anecdotal records 
  8. Committee recommendation for Math 
 
   
Specific Academic Aptitude in Social Studies 
  1. K-PREP score of 96%ile or above in Social Studies 
  2. NRT score of 96%ile or above in Social Studies 
  3. “A” average in Social Studies 
  4. Teacher Recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behavior specific to Social Studies 
  5. Off-level testing 
  6. Anecdotal records 
  7. Committee recommendation for Social Studies 
 
 
Specific Academic Aptitude in Science 
  1. KPREP score of 96%ile or above in Science 
  2. NRT score of 96%ile or above in Science 
  3. “A” average in Science 
  4. Teacher Recommendation(s) / Checklist 
  5. inventories of behavior specific to Science 
  6. Off-level testing 
  7. Anecdotal records 
  8. Committee recommendation for Science 
 
 
 Creativity 
  1. Creativity Self-Assessment 
  2. Peer Creativity Survey 
  3. Teacher Creativity Survey 
  4. Teacher recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to Creativity 
  5. Recommendation from private teacher 
  6. Raven Progressive Matrices score of 96 or above 
  7. Committee recommendation for Creativity 
 
 
Leadership 
  1. Leadership Self-Assessment 
  2. Peer Leadership Survey 
  3. Teacher Leadership Survey 
  4. Teacher recommendations(s) / Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to Leadership 
  5. Leadership role in classroom, grade, or school 
  6. Committee Recommendation for Leadership 
 
  
Visual and Performing Arts 
 
Art 
  1. Visual/Performing Arts Self-Assessment 
  2. Peer Visual/Performing Arts Survey 
  3. Portfolio piece 
  4. Teacher recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to Art 
  5. Recommendations from private teacher 
  6. Awards/Honors received 
  7. Committee recommendation for Art 
 
 
Dance 
  1. Visual/Performing Arts Self-Assessment 
  2. Peer Visual/Performing Arts Survey 
  3. Performance tape 
  4. Teacher recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to Dance 
  5. Recommendations from private teacher 
  6. Awards/Honors received 
  7. Committee recommendation for Dance 
 
 
Drama 
  1. Visual/Performing Arts Self-Assessment 
  2. Peer Visual/Performing Arts Survey 
  3. Performance tape 
  4. Teacher recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to Drama 
  5. Productions in or outside of school 
  6. Awards/Honors received 
  7. Committee recommendation for Drama 
 
 
Music 
  1. Visual/Performing Arts Self-Assessment 
  2. Peer Visual/Performing Arts Survey 
  3. Performance tape 
  4. Teacher recommendation(s) / Checklist inventories of behaviors specific to Music 
  5. Recommendations from private teacher 
  6. Awards/Honors received 
  7. Committee recommendation for Music