Gifted Education Program
Gifted Scope and Sequence
The Governing Board approved the scope and sequence on May 10, 2021. Please click this link to view.
The mission of the Liberty Elementary School District’s gifted education program is to meet the social-emotional and academic needs of each of our identified gifted and talented students by providing rich learning opportunities to enhance their potential to become innovative thinkers, community leaders and lifelong learners through a continuum of differentiated services.
Gifted Referral Process and Schedule
Gifted testing is offered three times per academic year. Recommendations for testing may be made by a parent, teacher, or administrator. All testing requires parent permission. If you would like your child tested, please complete the form here. Your child will be tested at his/her school during one of the three regular testing periods using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) or the Naglieri. Students may only test once per academic year.
|TESTING PERIOD||TEST||PERMISSION to TEST FORM DUE BY|
|Testing Period 1: September 8 - 17||CogAT Gifted||August 25|
|Testing Period 2: January 5 - 14||CogAT Gifted||December 1|
|Kindergarten: May 28- April 1||CogAT Pre-Screener||
*Opt out March 7
|Kindergarten: April 11 - 22||
|Testing Period 3: May 2 - 13||CogAT Gifted||April 11|
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Jacobs, District Assessment Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-474-6656.
The Liberty Elementary School District recognizes that gifted students have unique educational needs that are met by educating the whole child through a variety of services and options. The role of the gifted program is to identify gifted students and to challenge them at their individual academic level while teaching creative and higher-level thinking skills.
Enhance critical thinking and reasoning abilities
Utilize differentiated strategies for learning
Build and extend cognitive language skills
Facilitate opportunities for learning
Establish and promote scholarly behavior
Develop social and emotional skills
If you have further questions regarding the program, please feel free to speak with your child's teacher, school principal, or you may contact the Educational Services Department at (623) 474-6600.
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