Gifted Services Overview

  • Gifted Education Services are provided to students who meet the criteria described in Pennsylvania School Law  and the IASD school policy.  The process for determining eligibility begins with a collection of screening information from a variety of sources, such as scores of cognitive abilities, achievement testing, grades, teachers ratings and parent ratings.  When multiple criteria indicate that the student may need instruction beyond the regular education curriculum, a individual intelligence test is administered by the district's Certified School Psychologist and considered with all of the other data required for the Gifted Multidisciplinary Evaluation.  when a student meets the criteria, a Gifted Education Program  (GIEP) is developed and a Notice of Recommended Assignment (NORA) is presented to the parents/guardians for approval of the program placement.