Discuss your particular school plan and service delivery options with your parents.Refer to the AIG School Plan developed by your staff.
Add specific nomination and testing date information for your particular school.
The SBCGE reviews the compiled information from the CogAT and Iowa scores, parent & teacher checklists and student portfolio work samples to make individual student recommendations.
Students are evaluated with two group tests initially and then the SBCGE may request an additional assessment, as needed, to make an informed decision using the formal and informal indicators.
Parents and teachers complete a checklist of characteristics to provide essential information about each referred student.Learning behaviors considers reasoning, logical thinking, communication skills, creativity and memory.Student performance considers current grades in language arts, writing and math; and current work samples in language arts and math.Student interest considers skills or expertise in area/s of interest.Student motivation considers the challenge of learning new and different topics, working independently at higher levels and being a self-starter.
Decisions and service levels will be designated on the student ISP.
Describ your particular school plan as completed with your teachers.Use the school plan to describe your AIG service delivery methods for each grade level as outlined on your AIG School Plan worksheet. (Can use the AIG Plan, AIG Plan Worksheet and the AIG Plan Support document. All documents are found either in the wiki workbook or the AIG Resource Guide in LiveBinders.)MS teachers can share service delivery at their school based on team discussions for the AIG School Plan.
Review the student DEP informationMay make a copy of a blank or partially completed DEP to show parents and refer to during the description of the DEP/DCP.Individual student DEPs will not be available for completion and distribution until late 1st semester.
Discuss your particular school practices using a copy of your completed AIG School Plan.AIG teachers may use the AIG School Plan Support document found in the AIG Resource Guide, 1st Semester tab for assistance with this description.Also refer to Instructional Strategies That Support Differentiation in the AIG Resource Guide, Support Documents tab.
Provide any additional information to parents as needed.
1Wake CountyPublic School SystemAcademically Intellectually GiftedProgramUnderwood ESHeather Callahan
Wake County Public School SystemVision for local AIG Program:The Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Programprovides an appropriately challenging education forstudents who perform, or show potential for performingat remarkably high levels of accomplishment whencompared to others of their age, experience, orenvironment. Services for AIG students includedifferentiated curriculum and instruction that extends andenriches the Common Core and Essential Standards.2
The Academically Intellectually GiftedProgram seeks to: Foster high achievement and high growth Support needs and interests of gifted students Inspire the love of learning Nurture highly able learners3
WCPSS AIG Updates 2012-2013 AIG Plan 2010-2013 Year 3 Revision year Based on NC AIG Program Standards Reported to NC Department Public Instruction Approved by local Board of Education, August 2010 AIG student population ~27,000 17.88% of total WCPSS student population4
AIG Service Delivery Students identified as AIG receive differentiatedservices at all Wake County schools. Each school develops their AIG Plan outlining servicedelivery. Schools choose from a variety of service options.5
AIG School Based Committeefor Gifted Education6 provides a team framework for evaluating data andrecommending the most appropriate service for individualstudents who demonstrate a need for differentiation within theWCPSS Academically Intellectually Gifted Program. includes administrator, AIG teacher, and staff membersrepresentative of core content areas and/or grade levels ateach school. makes recommendations regarding: AIGidentification, AIG services, and AIG annual review.
AIG Program Service Options K-3: Consultation/Collaboration for Early Identified students Grade 2 (Q4)/Grade 3 (Q1): Explorers & Elective classes Grades 4-5: Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction Resource class for strong and very strong students Team teaching Consultation/Collaboration School-based enrichment AIG Basics Elective classes Grades 6-8: Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction Small group enrichment Team teaching Consultation/Collaboration School-based enrichment AIG Basics Elective classes Grades 9-12 Advanced course selection7
Identification Process may begin from: Screening of all WCPSS 3rd grade students Parent nominations, grade 4-8 Teacher nominations, grade 4-8 Student nominations8
Nomination Windows Nominations are accepted at any time. Nominations are reviewed each semester by theSBCGE before the semester testing dates. The SBCGE determines if nominated students will bereferred for evaluation based on current data. Testing dates are scheduled: First Semester: in week 6 of the 1st quarter Second Semester: in week 4 of the 3rd quarter Nominations received after the testing deadline will beconsidered during the next semester.9
AIG Referral Referred students are administered the Cognitive AbilitiesTest and the Iowa Assessments. Data is complied on an Individual Student Profile (ISP). Formal Indicators (Norm referenced assessments)-Current aptitude scores-Current achievement scores-Current scores are scores within one calendar year of each other andobtained after 2nd grade. Informal Indicators-Learning behaviors-Classroom performance-Interests-Motivation SBCGE reviews the complete student profile to make arecommendation.10
Formal Indicators -Norm Referenced Assessments Aptitude test scores Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Individual tests administered as necessary Achievement test scores Iowa Assessments (IA) Individual tests administered as necessary AIG identification criteria is >92% in bothaptitude and achievement11
Informal Indicators Learning Behaviors Parent and teacher checklists Student Performance Parent and teacher checklists Current academic grades in ELA and Math Current portfolio work samples in ELA and Math Student Interest Parent and teacher checklists Student motivation Parent and teacher checklists12
SBCGE Decision Not Recommended for AIG Differentiation Recommended for AIG Differentiation in LanguageArts and/or Mathematics Moderate service level Strong service level Very Strong service level SBCGE reviews service levels annually. Service level changes are based on demonstratedstudent classroom performance.13
14Student Service Information Moderate Service level: differentiation in theregular education classroom Strong or Very Strong Service level: differentiationin the regular education classroom and with theAIG teacher for students in 4th and 5th grades
Differentiated Education PlanDifferentiated Course Plan15Differentiated Education Plan (DEP)Differentiated Course Plan (DCP) Describes the AIG Program services Indicates level of need in identified area/s Reflects appropriate service delivery options Outlines AIG Progress Report for Grades 4 and 5 Documents the results of the annual review process
Differentiated Curriculum and InstructionPractices for gifted learners may include: Cluster grouping Flexible grouping Curriculum compacting Differentiated instructional units/centers Increased complexity and challenge Tiered activities and assignments Varied texts and materials Projects and investigations Technology applications18
19ParentsStudentStakeholders for AIG Student SuccessCentral Services AIGAdministratorsClassroom TeachersAIG TeacherSchool Counselors andother professional staff
Additional Information is Available From: AIG Teacher/emailHeather Callahanfirstname.lastname@example.org School websites and newsletterswww.mrshcallahan.pbworks.com WCPSS websitehttp://www.wcpss.net/curriculum-instruction/ag/http://www.wcpss.net/faqs/departments/ag.html AIG Brochure (provided to all 3rd grade families with Explorers information)http://www.wcpss.net/curriculum-instruction/ag/aig-brochure-2011.pdf AIG Parent Guidehttp://www.wcpss.net/curriculum-instruction/ag/parent-guide.pdf AIG Program Plan 2010-2013 PAGE, Partners for Advancement of Gifted Educationwww.pagepage.org 20