• Overview:

      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.

      **New Information:  Entering Kindergarten Students:

      If your student is entering Kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year and is applying to a Vanguard Magnet campus, you may do so now! Please visit the Gifted & Talented webpage to complete an online testing request form.  To ensure families have all the information they need before the application and lottery process closes, you MUST request testing for your child no later than December 8, 2023. 
      EK Testing Request Link:


      Second Grade Students Currently Enrolled at Travis ES

      Universal gifted and talented testing for all second grade students who are not identified as GT took place in October 2023.


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


      GT testing dates for students in grades in the above window will be from November 13, 2023 - December 16, 2023. 

      G/T Testing Application submission deadline: December 8, 2023


      Click here for information on GT testing and a link to sign up.




      Click here below to alert the GT coordinator at Travis of your request.





      Gifted and Talented Transfers


      Students who are GT identified in an HISD school and are accepted to Travis 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 slytle@houstonisd.org.