The Gifted and Talented Identification Process

  • A three-step process is used to identify Gifted and Talented students in Pueblo School District 60.  A student may be referred for consideration by a parent, educator, peer, community member, or self. A body of evidence is collected and an educational team has 30 school days to make a determination of next steps to include formal identification, continuing to collect assessment data, or move to talent pool. If a parent, student, or teacher does not agree with the identification decision, he/she has the right to appeal.
    A designated person at each school is responsible for collecting data to show evidence of the referred area(s) of strength.  This body of evidence may consist of cognitive assessments, achievement assessments, observation scales, and/or performance evaluations. A team will look at the body of evidence and determine if it meets state requirements for identification into the gifted program and will make a determination. Not meeting criteria on a single assessment shall not prevent further data collection of consideration for identification.

Screening Process Explained

  • Detailed Process Flowcharts, by area of giftedness

  • Detailed Process Flowcharts, by area of giftedness (en espanol)

  • Step 1: Referral

  • Step 2: Collection of a Body of Evidence

  • Step 3: Formal Identifcation

  • The right of appeal

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