Referrals & Identification
All Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade students will be tested for Gifted and Talented placement. Students will be given the CogAT in December and will also complete planned experiences each month in the first semester. For more information, please contact your campus GT Specialist.
Students who are referred for testing after March 1, 2019 will be tested in August/September.
If you would like to refer your child for screening and GT placement consideration outside of the standard testing during Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grade , please complete the referral link.
Please note: Students may only be referred once every two years for GT testing.
New to Prosper Students That Were Identified as GT in Their Previous District
Students who were formally identified as gifted in a previous school district must submit a letter or document with the following information:
- Verification of the student’s participation in a gifted program
- Test scores used for placement in the program.
- Must be on official school stationery
The information will be reviewed to determine whether or not the expectations of the previous district equal, exceed, or approximate Prosper ISD requirements.Prosper ISD will honor test results from other districts provided they are not more than two years old and are the same nationally normed ability and/or achievement tests used by the district. Additional testing needed to complete the gifted program assessment and referral process will be administered as needed. Once the information from the previous district is received, parents will be notified of the final placement decision within six weeks.If a student was not formally identified as gifted in a previous district, he or she will be assessed according to the regular assessment and referral schedule for the child’s grade level.
Exiting the Program
Exiting the gifted and talented program may be initiated by the student, the parent, the teacher, the counselor, or an administrator. Parents and the student must then be consulted regarding the most appropriate educational placement for the student. Student performance in the program is one component of this decision. Any decision to formally exit a student from the gifted and talented program must be finalized by a selection committee after parent consultation.