Georgia’s Gifted Eligibility Rule

NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS OF THE SCREENING AND REFERRAL PROCESS

Fulton County’s Implementation of Georgia’s Eligibility Rule State Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38

 Data shall be gathered in each of the four assessment categories.

 At least one of the criteria must be met by a score on a nationally normed test.

 Any data used to establish eligibility in one category shall not be used to establish eligibility in another category.

 Any test score used to establish eligibility shall be current within two years at the date of the Eligibility Team meeting.

 The Talented and Gifted Program will only administer each specific standardized test once every two calendar years.

 Data gathered and analyzed by a private licensed psychologist shall be used only in the mental ability category. It shall be supported by two of the three remaining categories. One of the three remaining categories must be a nationally normed test administered by a school

CATEGORIES
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DATA
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PROCEDURE
ONE

Student
must qualify in THREE
OF THE FOUR categories:

1. Mental ability
2. Achievement
3. Creativity
4. Motivation

PROCEDURE
TWO

Student must have qualifying
scores in MENTAL ABILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT

 

Mental
Ability

K-12: > 96th percentile Composite or
appropriate Component Score on a standardized mental ability test

K-2:  99th percentile Composite Score on
a standardized mental ability test

3-12: >  96th percentile
Composite Score on standardized mental ability test

Achievement

K-12: >  90th percentile Total
Reading, Total Math, or Total Battery on a standardized achievement test
OR
K-8: above level continuous
achievement as determined by the system
OR
6-8: > 90 cumulative
average on a scale of 1-100 in an above-level core academic course
OR
9-12: > 85 cumulative
average on a scale of 1-100 in an honors or AP course

K-12: > 90th percentile Total
Reading, Total Math, or Total Battery on a standardized achievement test

Creativity

K-12: > 90th percentile Composite
Score on a standardized test of creative thinking
OR
Superior product/performance
with a > 90 score on a scale of 1-100, as evaluated by a panel
of three or more qualified evaluators, indicated in:
K-8:
products from
teacher-directed lesson, or
6-12:
winner of district level
academic competition

N/A

Motivation

Superior product/performance with a >
90 sore on a scale of 1-100, as evaluated by a panel of three or more qualified evaluators, indicated in:
K-8: products from
teacher-directed lessons, above-level continuous achievement, or 6-12: winner of district level academic competition
OR
6-8: > 90 cumulative average on a scale of 1-100 in an above-level core academic course
OR
9-12: > 85 cumulative average on a scale of 1-100 in an honors or AP course
OR
8-12: > 85 cumulative average on a scale of 1-100 over the last two years in core academic area

N/A

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