The Campbellsport School District values the identification and programming of gifted and talented students. Parents/guardians and teachers may refer a student for evaluation, if a child demonstrates the traits listed under “A Gifted Child…” in the following chart.
To refer a student for further evaluation, please complete the Inventory - Nomination forms. Completed nomination forms may be delivered, sent, or emailed to Bonnie Herman, Gifted and Talented Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org. Parents will be contacted for permission to assess their children. The results of the assessment are discussed at a meeting with parents/guardians and school personnel. More information about services for gifted and talented students may be obtained by contacting Mrs. Herman.
If a student is identified as gifted and talented, a Differentiated Educational Plan is developed and discussed to best meet his/her exceptional needs.
These traits can be used to distinguish a bright child from a gifted child.
|A Bright Child…||A Gifted Child…|
|Knows the answers.||Asks the questions.|
|Is interested.||Is highly curious.|
|Is attentive.||Is mentally and physically involved.|
|Expresses good ideas.||Expresses wild, silly ideas.|
|Works hard.||Plays around, yet tests well.|
|Answers the questions.||Discusses in detail and elaborates.|
|Is in the top of the group.||Is beyond the group.|
|Listens with interest.||Shows strong feelings and opinions.|
|Learns with ease.||Already knows.|
|Needs 6-8 repetitions for mastery.||Needs 1-2 repetitions for mastery.|
|Understands ideas.||Constructs abstractions.|
|Enjoys peers.||Prefers adults.|
|Grasps the meaning.||Draws inferences.|
|Completes assignments.||Initiates projects.|
|Is receptive.||Is intense.|
|Copies accurately.||Creates new designs.|
|Enjoys school.||Enjoys learning.|
|Is a “technician.”||Is an “inventor.”|
|Absorbs information.||Manipulates information.|
|Good memorizer.||Good guesser.|
|Prefers straightforward tasks.||Thrives on complexity.|
|Is alert.||Is keenly observant.|
|Is pleased with own learning.||Is highly self-critical.|