Austin ISD Elementary GT Services
Elementary GT services include instruction by a teacher with the appropriate GT Foundations training within a cluster grouping model (small group of identified GT students within the general education classroom). Students have a GT Learning Plan based on their grade level. Parents/guardians of identified GT students at the elementary level should expect a GT Student Services Summary each semester completed by the teacher.
GT Nomination and Screening Process
AISD K-12 students are eligible to be screened for Gifted and Talented (GT) and Talent Explore (TE) through a nomination and screening process. All campuses provide screening, identification, and services for Gifted and Talented students. Additionally, students screened for GT who are not identified for GT services are automatically considered for Talent Explore. Talent Explore identification is for high ability students who do not qualify for Gifted and Talented but demonstrate potential to perform at high levels when grouped with Gifted and Talented students. Students may be identified through the screening process in one or more of the following areas:
- GT STEM (science and mathematics),
- GT Humanities (language arts and social studies),
- Talent Explore STEM (science and mathematics), or
- Talent Explore Humanities (language arts and social studies).