GATE: Gifted and Talented Education

  • DISTRICT GIFTED SERVICE CRITERIA

    Grades 2 – 7

    Gifted Language Arts Service Criteria: Reading ID, Superior Cognitive Ability ID or Creative Thinking ID

    Gifted Math Service Criteria: Math ID, Superior Cognitive Ability ID or Creative Thinking ID

    Program Code: 205062

     

    LANGUAGE ARTS & MATH CLASSES  

    Support provided by the gifted lead teacher.


    Qualifying gifted students will receive differentiated instruction from the regular classroom teacher who will receive ongoing support and professional development from the gifted lead teacher.  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
    6th Grade Program Code: 205075

    7th Grade Program Code: 205052

     

    HONORS MATH COURSES

    Support provided by the gifted lead teacher.


    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 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 lead teacher will provide professional development on differentiating 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:

     
    Megan Kinney

    PCSD Lead Gifted Teacher

    kinneym@parmacityschools.org

    (440) 885-2418

GATE: Gifted and Talented Education Documents

Policy on Academic Acceleration, Early Entrance to Kindergarten and Early High School Graduation

  • In accordance with the belief that all children are entitled to an education commensurate with their particular needs, students who can exceed the grade-level indicators and benchmarks set forth in the standards must be afforded the opportunity and be encouraged to do so.

     

    Whole-Grade Acceleration:  The practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level than is typical given the student’s age on a full-time basis for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.

     

    Individual Subject Acceleration:  The practice of assigning a student to a higher grade level than is typical given the student’s age for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities in one or more subject areas.

     

    Early Admission to Kindergarten:  The practice of admitting a student to kindergarten who has not yet reached the typical age at which students are admitted to kindergarten for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.

     

    Early High School Graduation:  The practice of facilitating completion of the high school program in fewer than four years for the purpose of providing earlier than typical access to post-secondary educational opportunities.

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