One of our Smart Goals was to decrease the number of “teacher pleasers” nominated by grade 3 teachers, and increase the number of successful nominations of students who will meet criteria. The reason for this goal is that there are a lot of misconceptions about what a gifted student may look like in the classroom. If we have more successful nominations, we can assume that teachers are becoming more knowlegable about the qualities of gifted students. In the Spring of each year, grade 3 teachers nominate students who they feel may need enrichment. In the fall, all grade 4 students write the OLSAT and CAT. When those results come back, schools are asked to look at the students who met criteria on the testing and select appropriate students for enrichment. Because of the timeline, the data I have today is a baseline. Any work that we’ve done this year, such as presenting at the DART meeting in the fall, won’t be reflected until our teachers nominate students in the spring and we get our testing back next school year. The data that we have today confirms some of our suspicions about our nomination process, and gives us some clearer insight into the areas we need to continue to target.