Identification of G/T Students
Students shall be assessed for identification as gifted and talented according to TEC §29.122; TAC §89.1; HISD Board Policy and the Student Assessment section of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students.
The G/T identification of a student can be initiated in four ways:
- Parent nomination
- Teacher nomination
- Student self-nomination
- District-generated rosters of G/T eligible students to be reviewed by the campus Gifted and Talented Neighborhood Admissions Committee
Determination of eligibility is based on the HISD G/T Identification Matrix. HISD utilizes two G/T Identification Matrices, one for Entering Kindergarten applicants and the other for students currently in grade K-12.
Final determination of a student’s need for G/T services is made by a committee of at least three local district or campus educators who have received training in the nature and needs of G/T students and who have met and reviewed the individual student data (TAC §89.1(4); State Plan 1.7C).
Upon completion of the Gifted and Talented Admissions Committee meeting, families and staff are informed of student assessment results and HISD G/T qualification by the processing campus.