GATE: Gifted and Talented Education
Gifted services are offered to students in grades two through seven who meet the following gifted service criteria:
Language Arts Gifted Service Criteria: Reading ID, Superior Cognitive Ability ID or Creative Thinking ID
Math Gifted Service Criteria: Math ID, Superior Cognitive Ability ID or Creative Thinking ID
Program Code: 205047
LANGUAGE ARTS & MATH CLASSES
Support provided by GIS assigned to the building
Qualifying gifted students will receive differentiated instruction from the regular classroom teacher who will receive ongoing support and professional development from the gifted intervention specialist assigned to their building. The curriculum will be modified in depth, breadth, and pace based on the adopted course of study, and will be differentiated in one or more of the following ways:
- Providing access to appropriately advanced curriculum content, including replacement or extension of the regular curriculum;
- Modifying the learning process to provide an appropriate level of challenge, including the use of strategies for curriculum compacting: and,
- Modifying or replacing assignments and projects with alternatives based on the student’s needs and abilities.
GRADES 6 – 7
GIFTED SERVICE CRITERIA: Math ID, Superior Cognitive Ability or Creative Thinking
Program Code: 205075
HONORS MATH COURSES
Support provided by the GIS assigned to building
The middle school honors math courses serve as gifted services for qualifying gifted students. Highly qualified middle school instructors provide rigorous compacted content to students who are ready for accelerated learning. The curriculum in these courses is compressed and covers 3 years of math content in 2 years. Students enrolled in the 7th grade honors math class will be formally accelerated in math and complete the 8th grade math assessment required by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) as outlined in the student’s Written Acceleration Plan.
ODE Gifted Service Requirements
Gifted services must be differentiated based on areas of identification in an approved setting.
The gifted support staff assigned to each building will support classroom instruction and facilitate the completion of the Written Education Plans (WEP) for students as required by ODE as reported in the Education Management Information System (EMIS).
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact:
PCSD Gifted Coordinator