Please note that all students applying for any Magnet GT/Vanguard school choice programs in January 2024 MUST request testing no later than Dec 8, 2023. 

    Click here to request testing.

    Click here for additional testing information. 


    Students in grades K-12 are eligible for assessment and, if identified as Gifted and Talented, 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;
    • Students must be five years old on or before September 1st of the given school year to be eligible for Entering Kindergarten Gifted and Talented testing. 

    Second Grade Students Currently Enrolled at River Oaks ES

    Universal gifted and talented testing for all second grade students who are not identified as GT will take place in November.

    Kindergarten - 1st and 3rd- 5th Grade Students Currently Enrolled at River Oaks ES, Private School Zoned Families

    GT testing dates for students are as follows:

    Kindergarten: November 13-17 (paper testing)

    First: November 27 - December 1 (paper testing)

    3rd - 5th: December 4 -8 (online testing)

    Late sign up: December 11 - 15

    G/T Testing Online submission deadline: December 8, 2023.  Click here to request testing.


    Click here for additional information on GT Testing.


    Gifted and Talented Transfers

    Students who are GT identified in an HISD school and are accepted to River Oaks ES, will retain GT identification. Students identified in a non-HISD school, can submit documentation to the school that your child is zoned to and request a GT transfer review. Send transfer documentation to maxine.trice@houstonisd.org.