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Gifted Assessment & Eligibility Criteria

Bulloch County Schools does not use private test data to determine eligibility.  It may be used as a referral for further evaluation.  Gifted students who enroll from an out-of-state program must meet Georgia requirements in order to be placed in Bulloch County's gifted services program.  All scores must be current within two years and additional assessment may be necessary.

Information shall be gathered in each of the four data categories below.  At least one of the criteria must be met by a score on a nationally-normed standardized test.  Any data used to assess one category, may not be used to assess another category.  Assessment data must be current within two years.

    Option A or Option B
Testing Criteria                                                         Types of  Assessments 

Psychometric Approach
(Grades K-2)

Meets both Mental Ability AND Achievement Criteria (by age)

Psychometric Approach (Grades 3-12)

Meets both Mental Ability AND Achievement Criteria (by age)

 

Multiple Criteria Approach (Grades K-12)

Meets three out of 4 Criteria (by age)

Mental Ability

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT-2)

 

Full scale or appropriate component score ≥ the 99th percentile

Full scale or appropriate component score ≥ the 96th percentile

  Full scale or appropriate component score ≥ the 96th percentile
Achievement     

1. i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment for Math

2. i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment for Reading

Score ≥ the 90th percentile (by age) on Total Reading, or Total Math, or Total Battery Score ≥ the 90th percentile (by age) on Total Reading, or Total Math, or Total Battery   Score ≥ the 90th percentile (by age) on Total Reading, or Total Math, or Total Battery
Creativity Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT)       Score ≥ the 90th percentile (by age) on the Total Battery percentile
Motivation

• Gifted Rating Scales (Grades K-5)

• Two Year Academic Grade Point Average  (Grades 6-12)

     

Grades K-5: Score ≥  the 90th percentile on GRS.

Grades 6-12: Two year academic grade point average ≥ 90 on a 100 point scale.