Student participation in gifted education classes is fluid. Students will move in and out of the program depending on course content, individual interest level, and student knowledge of the regular grade level curriculum.

Students are identified using a variety of criteria, and assessment tools. Identification criteria typically include a combination of standardized tests; classroom assessments; student work samples; teacher, student and parent referrals; and a checklist of gifted student behaviors. Standardized tests used to aid in the referral process include the MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment), the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test), and the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress). Classroom assessments include a variety of tests, such as reading theme tests, fluency tests, leveled reading tests, unit pre-tests, and math problem-solving and computation tests.
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