Superior Cognitive Ability
The District will screen all students for giftedness in superior cognitive ability during the 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade. This screening will take place in large-group format, with the option for small-group testing for those students eligible for academic accommodations per a 504 Plan or IEP.
Creative Thinking Ability
Upon receiving results from the superior cognitive ability screening, eligible students in grades 2, 4, and 6 will be screened for giftedness in creative thinking ability. This screening is completed by classroom teachers using a checklist for creative characteristics, and requires no additional testing for the student.
Specific Academic Ability in Reading and Mathematics
The District will screen all students for giftedness in reading and mathematics three times per year during grades 2-8. This screening is embedded in assessments that the District already uses for academic purposes, and will not amount to any additional testing than the students would already participate. Currently, Reynoldsburg City Schools uses the i-Ready Diagnostic, a multi-purpose assessment, to screen for giftedness in reading and mathematics.
Visual or Performing Arts Ability
In the spring of each year, nominations will be taken for students to be screened for giftedness in visual arts, music (instrumental or vocal), dance, or theatre. Once a nomination is received, a checklist for creative and artistic characteristics will be completed by a teacher familiar with the student's abilities. If the student receives a qualifying score on the checklist, that student will then be asked to prepare a performance or portfolio of work to be evaluated by a team of experts in that field.