To parents who wish to nominate their child for Gifted/Talented identification
Thank you for your interest in Gifted/Talented (G/T) services for your student. We make determinations for Adams 12 Gifted/Talented services based on an entire body of evidence so that we may best serve the students in our district. The information you provide to us is a critical part of the body of evidence we will consider in evaluating your student’s nomination for gifted and talented services. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with the needed information as thoughtfully and thoroughly as possible.
When completing the Identification Recommendation form, please see the following areas of giftedness, click on the link of strength, and choose the area that best fits the student you are recommending for GT identification. For more detailed information on these areas, click here.
GT Areas of Strength
Intellectual Ability/Academic Aptitude
General intellectual ability is the potential or demonstrated ability to peform at an exceptionally high level, which is usually reflected in extraordinary performance in a variety of cognitive or academic areas, or consistently outstanding mental capacity as compared to children of one's age, experience, or environment. This is usually shown through advanced achievement scores in one or more areas (generally at the 95th percentile).
To begin the GT nomination process for Intellectual Ability/Academic Aptitude, please complete the identification parent recommendation and the appropriate survey.
Identification Parent Recommendation Intellectual Ability Academic Aptitude
Spanish - Identification Parent Recommendation Intellectual Ability Academic Aptitude
Creative students can be recognized by their imaginative thinking ability, and their ability to come up with many, varied, and unusual responses to problems or questions. They solve problems, see problems others do not see, see connections among seemingly unrelated concepts and ideas, find humor in many situations, are imaginative, and/or make adaptations or improvements on ideas and things. They are non-conformists, taking intellectual risks and always thinking "What if?" (this area is more related to divergent, 'outside the box' thinking, NOT artistic ability).
To begin the GT nomination process for Creative/Productive/Divergent Thinking, please complete the identification parent recommendation and the appropriate survey.
Identification Parent Recommendation: Creative/Productive/Divergent Thinking
Spanish - Identification Parent Recommendation: Creative/Productive/Divergent Thinking
Students with leadership potential articulate ideas well, orally and/or in written form, have clear opinions on actions and ideas to pursue, and are able to convince others to carry them out. Leaders may be quiet or extroverted. They are skilled at bringing structure to activities on which they are working, at following through, and at cooperating and getting others to cooperate.
To begin the GT nomination process for Leadership, please complete the identification parent recommendation and the appropriate survey.
Identification Parent Recommendation: Leadership
Spanish - Identification Parent Recommendation: Leadership
Visual Arts Abilities
Artistically-identified students exhibit exceptional ability in art, as demonstrated by high-level products and/or performances in the talent areas. Artistic students are able to arrive at unique and unconventional solutions to artistic problems.
To begin the GT nomination process for Visual Arts Abilities, please complete the identification parent recommendation and the appropriate survey.
Identification Parent Recommendation: Visual Arts
Spanish - Identification Parent Recommendation: Visual Arts
Parents should email Cathy.Jordan@adams12.org with any questions regarding the Parent Identification Recommendation survey.
Parent Identification Recommendation surveys must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled building testing date. Please check with your school's GT coordinator for the scheduled testing date.
Identification decisions will be made within 6 weeks from the testing date.
Roger Dowd, District GT Coordinator
Parent - Recommendation and Survey Form (Spanish)