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Accommodating gifted students

However, it also caused any twice exceptional students to fall through the cracks.

As is the case for disability evaluations, school personnel need to ensure that the tools and assessments used to identify and evaluate children for G/T status are varied, valid and non-discriminatory.

In addition to formal testing, it is common that evaluators will conduct interviews, perform observation, and review samples of art work, writing, music or dance.

This places him in the "profoundly gifted" category.

The tester recommended homeschooling, or grade skipping, but we wanted him in a school with the kids his age.

, excerpt: “.has trouble reading fluently and has trouble with writing and has been diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia, but he is meeting minimum grade expected levels…” As Dan points out, RTI was designed to provide additional intervention for students who weren’t performing up to grade level expectations, but didn’t qualify for special education.

It reduced the demands for comprehensive testing, which were impossible for public school school psychologists to meet.

The flip side of the need to accommodate disabled students is the need to accommodate gifted and talented students who show exceptional intellectual or artistic abilities.

The traditional classroom can be just as poor a fit for gifted students as it can be for students with disabilities, necessitating a strategy on the part of the school to provide appropriate learning environments for gifted children.

Definition of "Gifted and Talented" Students who have exceptional intellect or who are exceptionally gifted in the arts are not covered by IDEA.

Instead, another Federal law, the Jacob K Javits Gifted and Talented Student Education Act of 1988 first outlined what responsibility public schools have toward gifted students.

Parents should review their state laws regarding requirements for entrance into local gifted and talented student programs.