What is the G/T test?
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.
Students in grades K-12 are eligible for assessment and, if identified as G/T, are provided services (TEC 29.122 and 19 TAC §89.1(3)):
- All students living within HISD and not currently G/T-identified in HISD are eligible for G/T assessment once per school year.
- All HISD kindergarten and fifth grade students not currently G/T-identified are assessed.
- Assessment criteria is specified on the HISD G/T Identification Matrix.
- All assessments are administered during established testing schedules/timelines by trained HISD staff at the student’s current HISD school or a location designated by the Gifted and Talented Department.
- Assessments from outside sources are not accepted.
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.