• Test Registration

    • All GT Testing is done online. There is no paper/pencil option. The name of the test is not released to the students and/or parents for equity reasons. 


      How Long is the Test?

      The cognitive abilities test that is used by HISD to help identify students as G/T is a computer based test. Students will be read directions and given sample problems to ensure they understand how to complete the test.  HISD only requires students to take the nonverbal portion.  The nonverbal portion is broken up into three sections: paper folding, figure matrices, and figure classification.  Students will have 10 minutes to finish each section.  In general, the total time for the test, including logging in, reading directions, sample questions, and the actual test, is approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

      The nationally normed standardized test for G/T identification purposes students only take certain sections of the test.  For the 2023-2024 school year, students will be required to take the English Language Arts section and the Math section.  Each section of the test is timed.  The approximate time for the test, including passing out materials, reading directions, and breaks, is approximately 6 hours.