If your studnet has not already been identified as G/T by HISD, you may still apply to Lanier during Phase 1. However, you must sign up for testing and be identified as G/T to qualify for our lottery.
HISD G/T Identification
The HISD matrix used to determine if a child is G/T in HISD includes a nationally normed standardized achievement test as well as a cognitive abilities test. All students applying to a Vanguard program, who are not already identified as G/T by HISD, are required to take both the achievement and abilities tests.
Does My Child Need Testing?
HISD students who have already been identified as G/T by HISD and currently attend an HISD school DO NOT need testing. Students who are identified as G/T, by HISD, retain their G/T label all the way through high school, as long as they remain in HISD. Students who leave the district for more than 60 academic days, without a G/T furlough, must be re-tested for G/T identification. Students who have not been identified as G/T by HISD must be tested.
How Do I Get My Child Tested for G/T? (Students not already identified as G/T by HISD)
Non-HISD students: 5th grade students not currently attending an HISD school, will sign up for G/T testing through their zoned HISD elementary school. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students not currently attending an HISD school, will sign up for G/T testing through their zoned HISD middle school.
HISD students: 5th grade students will test at their current HISD elementary school. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will test at their current HISD middle school.
Who Runs Gifted and Talented Testing?
HISD will only offer one testing window for G/T identification for the 2020-2021 school year. There will be no other G/T testing offered in HISD for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have questions regarding the G/T testing window or G/T Matrix, please contact the HISD Advanced Academics department at 713-556-6954.The Advanced Academics department of HISD is in charge of all G/T testing in the district. The testing windows are set up by Advanced Academics and testing occurs at every HISD campus.