Superior Cognitive Ability
The District will screen all students for giftedness in superior cognitive ability during the 1st, 4th, and 6th grades. This screening will take place in a 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 1, 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 2-10. 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 in. Currently, Reynoldsburg City Schools uses the MAP Growth assessment: a multi-purpose assessment that can also be used 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.
For more detailed information on the process of identifying students as gifted in visual or performing arts ability, click here: