Timothy -tested for gifted program

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Timothy -tested for gifted program
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:05am
My ds Timothy is in the 3rd grade and his teacher has decided that he needed to be tested for the gifted program since he was finishing all his work before all the other kids in his class and she noticed also how sensitive he is to things so he took the test last week and we will be finding out the results April 2 at the parent/teacher conference. Any of you who have gifted kids that are in the program at school could you let me know what exactly they do in there??? We have not been given that much info about it since they are waiting to find out the results of his test but I would like a preview as to what to expect for him to be doing if he gets in TIA for your responses.

Amy
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:42am
Hi Amy,

I'm a Lurker, but I thought I might be able to help you here. The short answer is that it depends what your school offers. There is no standard for gifted programming in this country. It can vary from the teacher differentiating the work for your child, to enrichment classes (pull-out), to gifted classes (pull-out) that focus on higher-order thinking skills, to full-day progams one a week to full-time programs all the time. They can use acceleration and curriculum compacting. Yes, I have done a ton of research on this. Here is an example.

My DD is in the TaG program in the 3rd grade at her school. She has an IEP that indicates that she will attend "Accellerators" (TaG pull-out) once per week. She also is slated for 3 enrichment classes (quarter-long): science, algebra, and logic. She also has adjustments made in her classroom as needed, and an aide is available to come to her classroom as needed. She was also grade-skipped, but that is not in her current IEP.

HTH - Michelle