Who can refer students?
All VBCPS students in first grade and fifth grade are screened for gifted program services. Parents can access their child’s Parent Portal account and navigate to the Standardized Test Results to view their child’s screening score. Fifth-grade scores will be available Nov. 15 and first-grade scores will be available Dec. 15. It is recommended that students who score 90 percentile or higher on the screening instrument be referred for consideration for gifted services. Parents may request additional testing for students who do not score 90 percentile or higher but wish to be considered for identification for gifted services.
Additionally, a teacher, parent/guardian, peer, student support team, student, or any person who has knowledge of a student’s abilities may initiate a referral for gifted testing at any grade level.
What are the steps in the application process?
- The application process for gifted education testing begins with submission of an online application available at giftedapplication.vbcps.com.
- Once a complete application has been submitted, an email will be generated to the teacher of record informing him/her that he/she needs to complete and submit a Teacher Information Form for the student. The gifted resource teacher will receive notification and may collaborate with the classroom teacher to complete the Teacher Information Form.
- Parent(s)/guardian(s) are notified by the school’s gifted resource teacher of the scheduled date for gifted testing.
- The Gifted Identification and Placement Committee meets in January, March, April and June. The committee reviews all information and makes identification decisions.
If you have a question about the Application Process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 757.263.6870.