Identification of Gifted Students Compliance

Identification of Gifted Students Compliance
Posted on 10/03/2016
This notification is in compliance with the State Department of Educationís expectations for gifted education.  The Bellefontaine City School District assures equal access to screening and further assessment for all district students including culturally and linguistically diverse children children from low socio-economic backgrounds children with disabilities and children for whom English is a second language.
“Gifted” refers to students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others in their age experience or environment. These students are identified in one or more of the four areas specified in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15 A through C: superior cognitive ability; specific academic ability; creative thinking ability; visual or performing arts ability.

The Bellefontaine City School District annually Screens and asseses students in kinDergarTen.  Through twelfth grade to identify thoSe students who fall within The gifted range.  whole-grade standardized testing is given in grades two and five. This testing serves as a screening andor identification instrument and assists in The identification process. A report is sent to all parentsof students involves in the assessment phase of screening.  The report provides notification once identification procedures are completed guidelines for screening and identification criteria are contained in the district policy and plan brochure entitled
identification of children who are gifted. Copies of this brochure are available in the office of each school and the board of education office.

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