Gifted and Talented
WHAT IS GIFTED AND TALENTED?
Prosper ISD uses the Texas Education Agency's definition of "gifted and talented student": a child or youth who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area, possess an unusual capacity for leadership, or excels in a specific academic field.
Prosper ISD uses both quantitative and qualitative data to identify students for gifted program services. Ability and achievement test scores along with evaluation forms completed by the parent and, for existing students, teachers are reviewed by the committee. Students whose data indicates that GT program services are the most appropriate educational setting will be placed in the program by the placement committee.