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Eligibility of Children Who are Gifted

Gifted means children who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment and who are identified under division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of Section 3324.03 of the Revised Code.

The district utilizes only approved assessment instruments from the list provided by the Ohio Department of Education.

Eligibility: Superior Cognitive Ability

The district ensures that a child is identified as exhibiting superior cognitive ability if the child has accomplished either of the following within the preceding twenty-four (24) months:  

  1. Scored two standard deviations above the mean, minus the standard error of measurement, on an approved individual intelligence test administered by a licensed psychologist.
  2. Accomplished any one of the following:
    • Scored at least two standard deviations above the mean, minus the standard error of measurement, on an approved standardized group intelligence test;
    • Performed at or above the 95th percentile on an approved individual or group standardized basic or composite battery or a nationally normed achievement test; or
    • Attained an approved score on one or more above-grade level standardized, nationally normed approved tests.  

Eligibility: Specific Academic Ability

The district ensures that a child is identified as exhibiting superior academic ability superior to that of children of similar age in a specific academic ability field if within the preceding twenty-four (24) months the child:

  • Performs at or above the 95th percentile at the national level on an approved individual standardized achievement test of specific academic ability in that field (Mathematics, science, reading, writing or a combination of both, social studies).
  • Performs at or above the 95th percentile at the national level on an approved group standardized achievement test of specific academic ability in that field.

The district conducts the screening and assessment process for children who may be identified as having specific academic ability in any one of the following areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Reading, writing or a combination of these skills; and
  • Social studies  

Eligibility: Creative Thinking Ability

The district ensures that a child is identified as exhibiting creative thinking ability superior to that of children of similar age, if within the previous twenty-four (24) months, the child:

  • Scored one standard deviation above the mean, minus the standard error of measurement, on an approved individual intelligence test or group intelligence test and also did either of the following:
    • Attained a sufficient score, as established by the Ohio Department of Education, on an approved individual or group test of creative ability; or
    • Exhibited sufficient performance, as established by the Ohio Department of Education, on an approved checklist of creative behaviors.  

Eligibility: Visual or Performing Arts Ability

The district ensures that a child shall be identified as exhibiting visual or performing arts ability superior to that of children of similar age, if the child has done BOTH of the following:

  • Demonstrated through a display of work, an audition, or other performance or exhibition superior ability in a visual or performing arts area; and
  • Exhibited sufficient performance, as established by the Ohio Department of Education, on an approved checklist of behaviors related to a specific arts area.

The district conducts the screening and assessment process for children who may be identified as having visual or performing arts ability such as:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpting
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Drama