Entrance Criteria

The following page will provide you with criteria to identify gifted and talented student in the Florham Park School District. The process starts at the beginning of the year with pre assessment data. Each grade level determines the top 5% of the grade using multiple assessments in math and ELA. We use the following timeline:

1. MAY - Teachers complete “Teacher Rating Scale” for each student in the classroom.

2. MAY - Teachers complete “Characteristics of Gifted Children” for any student receiving 3 or 4 points on the Teacher Rating Scale. (Fall form will be completed October 30th by the first grade teachers.)

3. SEPTEMBER - Gifted and Talented teacher looks up child’s “Children’s Progress Scores” and finds the average for all the scores for each section.

4. SEPTEMBER - Gifted and Talented teacher looks up child’s Running Records score.

5. SEPTEMBER: After the September LinkIt! Math Benchmark Assessment, Gifted & Talented teacher completes Tier 2 on the Matrix.

6. OCTOBER - The last week of October, we receive a report that states the students who are the top 5% of the class using the Math benchmarks and ELA benchmarks.

7. NOVEMBER - Gifted and Talented teacher administers the SAGES - 2 to any student who meets the requirements to be tested.

8. NOVEMBER - First Grade Gifted and Talented students are identified and program begins.

Gifted and Talented Entrance Criteria

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