Any student may be referred for evaluation by their parent/ guardian, a classroom teacher, school personnel or other individuals having knowledge of the student. Referral forms may be acquired from the office of Exceptional Student Services or from each student's school.
Once parental permission has been obtained, any student being considered for gifted services will be evaluated in order to obtain information on intelligence, creativity, behavior and achievement. All accumulated information and the psycho-educational report on each student will then be reviewed by the Eligibility Determination Team (EDT) at each school to determine eligibility.
Parents and guardians who may have disagreements with respect to issues of identification, evaluation and services may refer to a copy of parental rights in gifted education provided to each parent at the time of referral, or request a copy of the State Code outlining the procedure for complaint from the office of Special Services at 251-743-3194.