Deputy Chief, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Christopher Shaffer440 N Broad Street
2nd Floor , Suite 251 Portal C
Philadelphia, PA 19130
The School District of Philadelphia strives to design an academic program that meets the needs of every child. Gifted students will be provided with a variety of learning opportunities to enhance their critical and creative thinking, analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
Identifying a gifted child is an in-depth process which involves a variety of information from multiple people and available data. Just as every individual is unique and exhibits his or her own personality, “giftedness”manifests itself differently in every child.
2nd grade Naglieri Nonverbal Assessment Test (NNAT3)
The School Reform Commission approved the purchase of the Naglieri Nonverbal Assessment Test (NNAT) which will be administered to all 2nd graders spring of 2017.
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Evaluation Process -
The determination of gifted eligibility comes from a variety of sources. There is no ONE measure to determine giftedness.
Intellectual ability is not equated with an IQ score alone.
Included in the process may be a formal evaluation administered by the psychologist who works with your child’s school.
If your child attends a private school or is homeschooled, you should contact your neighborhood school to arrange for an evaluation. Charter schools are responsible for the evaluation of gifted eligibility. If your child attends a charter school and they do not provide gifted evaluation services, you may pay for a private evaluation.
The identification process for Gifted and Talented Education encompasses a broad range of evaluation measures, including teacher recommendation, student-created portfolio, psychologist evaluation, checklist of giftedness indicators, and/or standardized test scores.
Step 1: Request for Evaluation
Step 2: Notice of Recommended Assignment (NORA)
Forms and Documentation
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