My daughter is in 2nd grade at a public school. She received a score of 133 through private testing.
The next step in the process is for her teacher to complete a "needs assessment". Her teacher has expressed to me on a few occasions that she basically doesn't believe in/agree with the process the school uses for identifying gifted kids and that in her opinion, only 2 of the kids in each gifted class are "truly gifted" - the other are just high achieving, smart kids.
That being said, the teacher has expressed some concern in filling out the needs assessment for my daughter. My daughter tends to be a quiet observer at school who takes it all in, so not one of the "typical" outspoken, verbally inquisitive types. She's a totally different kid at home, but I think because she tends to be quiet at school (but not really shy), the teacher says she doesn't know if she'll be able to meet the "need" requirement since they look for things like taking leadership or being an excellent communicator.
We are going to meet next week to discuss the paperwork, but in the mean time, I wanted to get some advice on how best to approach the situation.