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Identification of Gifted/Talented Learners Within the LAUSD   Sharon Curry,  Assistant Superintendent Los Angeles Unified ...
Who Can I Contact? Coordinator:   LaRoyce Bell District Specialists:   Dr. Lucy Hunt Katie McGrath Jennifer Slabbinck Dist...
Identification <ul><li>Gifted/Talented Programs Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>To identify gifted and talented students,  includi...
Plan of Action from  Mr. Cortines <ul><li>“ This Plan of Action recognizes that the status quo is no longer acceptable.  I...
Identification “We have work to do!” Comparison of Gifted Population by Ethnicity to LAUSD Population by Ethnicity As of M...
Good News! <ul><li>As of March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately  62,414  students identified gifted/talented! </li></u...
GATE Identification   “ LAUSD casts a wide net” <ul><li>Los Angeles Unified School District identifies students in the fol...
Identification Requests <ul><li>“ Slam Dunk” Referrals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters have been/are being sent to the princ...
Support <ul><li>Small group meetings for GATE coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>District wide GATE coordinators’ meetings </l...
More information… <ul><li>http://sfpc.lausd.k12.ca.us/GATE/ </li></ul>
<ul><li>Thank you  for your hard work meeting the needs of our gifted/talented students! </li></ul>
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Gate Identification LAUSD LD6 3/11/09

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Gate Identification LAUSD LD6 3/11/09

  1. 1. Identification of Gifted/Talented Learners Within the LAUSD Sharon Curry, Assistant Superintendent Los Angeles Unified School District Student Integration Services Gifted/Talented Programs
  2. 2. Who Can I Contact? Coordinator: LaRoyce Bell District Specialists: Dr. Lucy Hunt Katie McGrath Jennifer Slabbinck District Specialist, Psychological Services : Wynne Wong-Cheng Phone: (213) 241-6500 Fax: (213) 241-8975 333 S. Beaudry Ave., 16th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017
  3. 3. Identification <ul><li>Gifted/Talented Programs Goal: </li></ul><ul><li>To identify gifted and talented students, including those from diverse racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds , and provide high-quality differentiated opportunities for learning that meet students’ particular abilities and talents. </li></ul><ul><li>(CDE) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Plan of Action from Mr. Cortines <ul><li>“ This Plan of Action recognizes that the status quo is no longer acceptable. It is now time to eliminate the factors inhibiting our students from achieving their potential. It is mandatory that we celebrate and replicate those practices that create successful schools…By October 15, 2008, each Local District will present a plan to the Senior Deputy Superintendent focusing on …(5) Increasing gifted and talented identification.” (Goal: 5% of population) </li></ul><ul><li>June 9, 2008 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Identification “We have work to do!” Comparison of Gifted Population by Ethnicity to LAUSD Population by Ethnicity As of March 2009 Subgroup Gifted Population by Ethnicity LAUSD Population by Ethnicity American Indian .37% .33% Pacific Islander .29% .32% Filipino 5.2% 2.42% Asian 11.7% 3.84% Hispanic 53.8% 74.32% Black 6.6% 10.02% White 21.9% 8.75%
  6. 6. Good News! <ul><li>As of March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 62,414 students identified gifted/talented! </li></ul><ul><li>“ The most students identified gifted in a single school district in the nation.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. GATE Identification “ LAUSD casts a wide net” <ul><li>Los Angeles Unified School District identifies students in the following 7 categories : </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Ability (I.Q. Assessment – verbal & non-verbal; grades 2 nd semester Kindergarten – 12; highly gifted possibility) </li></ul><ul><li>High Achievement (Two consecutive years in BOTH ELA and Mathematics; weighted in CST scores & limited report card results; grades 3-12) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Academic (Three consecutive years in ELA OR Mathematics; weighted in CST scores & limited report card results; grades 3-12) </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Arts (Audition or Demonstration; grades 3-12; 3 rd Saturday in November & May) </li></ul><ul><li>Performing Arts (Audition or Demonstration; grades 3-12; 3 rd Saturday in November & May) </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity (Individual Student Portfolio and Proposal) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership (Individual Student Portfolio and Proposal) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Identification Requests <ul><li>“ Slam Dunk” Referrals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Letters have been/are being sent to the principals in each Elementary School in each LD listing names of students who meet the criteria (“Slam dunks”) in the High Achievement and Specific Academic categories. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Secondary lists are currently being generated by SIS and letters will be sent to schools by the end of next week. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Support <ul><li>Small group meetings for GATE coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>District wide GATE coordinators’ meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Bank time Tuesday professional development meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Salary point classes (16 hours) </li></ul><ul><li>UCSD-LAUSD GATE certification cohorts (40 hours each) </li></ul><ul><li>Support with Assistance Team (SWAT) </li></ul><ul><li>District wide GATE parents’ meetings </li></ul>
  10. 10. More information… <ul><li>http://sfpc.lausd.k12.ca.us/GATE/ </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thank you for your hard work meeting the needs of our gifted/talented students! </li></ul>

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