Gifted and Talented Identification in AACPS
Gifted and Talented Identification Process 2020 - 2021
AACPS identifies gifted and advanced students through a universal screening process in grades 2, 5, and 8. A gifted and talented student, as defined by Maryland law, is “an elementary or secondary student who is identified by professionally qualified individuals as:
- Having outstanding talent and performing, or showing the potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to other students;
- Exhibiting high performance capability in intellectual, creative, or artistic areas;
- Possessing an unusual leadership capacity; or
- Excelling in specific academic fields."
AACPS recognizes that achievement, ability, and potential play a role in identifying giftedness; therefore, multiple measures are used to identify students.
For more information on how students are identified for gifted services in AACPS, please watch the video above.
GT Identification Appeal Process
Parent(s) of elementary and/or middle school student(s) seeking an appeal for gifted and talented identification and/or services must submit a formal request using the following process by September 30 (Grades 2 & 5) and December 30 (Grade 8).