Gifted & Talented now enrolling!

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GT students working on a tablet

Referrals are now being accepted for the Longview ISD Gifted and Talented program. For more information please contact Mrs. Catina Love, LISD Testing Coordinator.

Anyone may refer a student for G/T services (i.e. teacher, parent, and/or any other), just complete the referral on the district website or request a hard copy from the school counselor.

While referrals are accepted at designated times throughout the school year, the time windows are grade-level specific:

GT enrolling

Referral Forms: EnglishEspanol 

Student Achievement Performance

Students who score at or above the 90th national percentile rank (NPR) on math and/or reading on the achievement assessment will move on to the second phase of the gifted and talented process.

Please note: The national percentile rank (NPR) requirement on math and/or reading on the achievement assessment will change in the spring to the 95th percentile.

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Testing

Testing will be online for the 2022-23 school year, with the exception of Kindergarten, and will take place over a 1-2 day period. 

Parents will be notified of the dates, times, and location prior to the assessment window.

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Program Philosophy

The philosophy of the Longview Independent School District program for gifted and talented students encompasses these core beliefs:

  • Gifted students have unique educational needs that demand the nurture and advocacy of a differentiated academic program.
  • It is essential for gifted students to interact with their intellectual peers, as well as all student peers.
  • Balanced programming for gifted students provides for both cognitive and emotional development.
  • Effective gifted programming equips students with the necessary skills to become self-directed, lifelong learners

 

State Goal for Services for Gifted Students

Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and reflect individuality and creativity. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.
 

Longview ISD Program Goals

Students in the gifted/talented program will:

  • develop the skills needed to communicate effectively, relate, and participate actively with others in a positive fashion;
  • address specific subject matter through a compacted curriculum and utilize advanced content and process to produce original products;
  • demonstrate creative thinking and the desire to discover alternative solutions to problems;
  • develop the skills, desires, and confidence to acquire knowledge independently

 

Curriculum

Curriculum for the academically talented must be differentiated from that used in the regular classroom and congruent with the characteristics of gifted children. The curriculum for the gifted/talented program in Longview Independent School District will be based on the following guidelines:

  • individual needs, abilities, and interests
  • activities that emphasize the development of thinking skills rather than mere accumulation of knowledge
  • development of higher order thinking skills
  • divergent and creative thinking skills
  • active involvement of the learner
  • development of independent and self-directed learning skills
  • development of problem solving skills, including investigation and exploration of real problems
  • development of a healthy self-concept and relationship with peers

In Chapter 29.121 of the Texas Education Code, “gifted and talented student” means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who: (1) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area; (2) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or (3) excels in a specific academic field.

For more information about the Longview ISD G/T program please call 903-381-2200.