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  1. 1. 1<br />Elementary Academically Gifted (AG) Services 2010-2013<br />
  2. 2. Academically Gifted Plan 2010-2013 <br />2<br />All Guilford County Schools will have equitable opportunities for eligible AG students. All school staff will collaboratively share the responsibility to provide the most rigorous experiences for each student to develop 21st century skills.<br />
  3. 3. GCS AG Continuum of Services<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Student Identification Grades 3-5<br />4<br />Eligibility Criteria<br /><ul><li>Achievement - at or above the 85th percentile in Reading/Language Arts and/or Math
  5. 5. Aptitude - at or above the 85thpercentile
  6. 6. Gifted Rating Scale - 4 of 5 sub scores must be at or above 60 points (Students scoring at or above the 93rd percentile in achievement and aptitude do not need a Gifted Rating Scale for eligibility.) </li></ul> *A portfolio of the student’s academic history may be presented to the school-based Team for Academically Gifted (TAG) to take the place of one indicator above as long as the scores are within a range of 5-10 points of the criteria.<br /> <br />
  7. 7. Student Identification Grades 6-8<br />5<br />Eligibility Criteria<br /><ul><li>Achievement- at or above the 85th percentile in Reading/Language Arts and/or Math
  8. 8. Gifted Rating Scale -4 of 5 sub scores must be at or above 60 points</li></ul>*A portfolio of the student’s academic history may be presented to the school-based Team for Academically Gifted (TAG) to take the place of one indicator above.<br />
  9. 9. Student Identification for VSN(Very Strong Need)<br />6<br />Eligibility Criteria for the VSN Academy at Lincoln (Grades 4-8) <br /><ul><li>AchievementLanguage Arts and Math - 97th-99thpercentile
  10. 10. Achievement Science and Social Studies – average of 93rd-99thpercentile
  11. 11. Aptitude- 97th-99th percentile
  12. 12. Gifted Rating Scale -4 of 5 sub scores must be at or above 69 points
  13. 13. Grade Average of "A" in each of the four core subjects</li></li></ul><li>3-5 Talent Development<br />7<br />Eligibility Criteria:<br /><ul><li>Not AG eligible
  14. 14. Between 70th-84th percentile in Aptitude and/or Achievement</li></ul>Service:<br /><ul><li>Students come out of the general education classroom
  15. 15. Instruction provided by a certified AG teacher 60 minutes per week
  16. 16. Instructional topics align with AG instruction
  17. 17. Group size 10-20
  18. 18. As AG teacher’s schedule allows</li></li></ul><li>Enrichment Model<br />8<br />Organization<br /><ul><li>Students come out of the general education classroom
  19. 19. Instruction provided by a certified AG teacher
  20. 20. 90 minutes per subject per week for students eligible in reading and/or math.
  21. 21. Group size 10-20 students </li></li></ul><li>Enrichment Model<br />9<br />Focus areas for instruction:<br /><ul><li>Problem-solving
  22. 22. Communication
  23. 23. Metacognition – reflective thinking
  24. 24. Specific grade-level opportunities will be provided for all eligible students
  25. 25. Students set learning goals</li></li></ul><li>AG Reading and Math for 3rd grade<br />10<br />
  26. 26. AG Reading Grades 4 & 5<br />11<br />
  27. 27. AG Math Grades 4 & 5<br />12<br />
  28. 28. Progress Reports<br />13<br />AG student completes a self assessment<br /><ul><li>End of first grading period
  29. 29. End of third grading period</li></ul>AG teacher completes a progress report <br /><ul><li>End of second grading period
  30. 30. End of fourth grading period</li></ul>Contact the AG teacher any time about your child’s progress.<br />
  31. 31. Regular Classroom Differentiation<br />14<br />All classroom teachers may receive support from Team for Academically Gifted (TAG) for differentiation strategies on a consultative basis.<br />Who is TAG and what do they do?<br /><ul><li>An interdisciplinary team of school staff
  32. 32. Supports and advocates for gifted education in the school
  33. 33. Nominates and recommends to the principal and District Oversight Committee students for AG services
  34. 34. Monitors AG student records and services</li></li></ul><li>Changes in 2010-2013 Plan<br /><ul><li>Advanced Learning (AL) to Academically Gifted (AG)
  35. 35. Gifted Rating Scale replaced a teacher observation checklist.
  36. 36. Two levels of service, Very Strong Need (VSN) and Eligible (E).
  37. 37. Two pilot projects: Curriculum Compacting and K-2 Talent Development.
  38. 38. Portfolios are data driven.
  39. 39. Enrichment model is consistent across the school district.</li></ul>15<br />
  40. 40. 16<br />Elementary AG Program Initiatives<br /><ul><li>K-2 Talent Development Pilot Program
  41. 41. Curriculum Compacting Pilot Program
  42. 42. Enrichment Model
  43. 43. 3-5 Talent Development</li></li></ul><li>K-2 Talent Development<br />17<br />Goal: Increase the number of students AG eligible<br />Focus: Schools with fewer than 15 students eligible for AG services. <br />
  44. 44. Curriculum Compacting<br />18<br />Goal: Increase rigor for high achieving students.<br />Focus: Schools with more than 15 AG students per grade level in Grades 4 and 5. <br />Key components:<br /><ul><li>AG students are homogeneously grouped for daily reading and math instruction – 90 minutes per day.
  45. 45. Students are given a quarterly pre-assessments to determine the areas or objectives in which they are already proficient.
  46. 46. Students receive services by a certified AG teacher for 90 minutes per week in the area of eligibility.</li></li></ul><li>If there is a problem?<br />19<br />Talk with your child<br />Contact the classroom teacher and/or AG teacher<br />Contact the principal<br />Review the AG parent handbook –hard copy at the school or on line<br />Contact the AG Department<br />Lee Ann Segalla, segalll@gcsnc.com Executive Director<br />

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