The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program is committed to supporting schools in meeting the needs of high potential, advanced, and gifted learners. PGCPS has been shifting identification and programming to respond to current research and best practices in the field of gifted education. More recent research in the field of gifted education prompted the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) to redefine giftedness. Highlights of the NAGC's work include the following:
· The development of ability or talent is a lifelong process. It can be evident in children as exceptional performance measures of ability, actual achievement in a subject area, or a rapid rate of learning compared to other students of the same age.
· Achievement and high levels of motivation in a subject area become the primary characteristics of giftedness as individuals mature from childhood to adolescence.
PGCPS continues to evaluate identification processes which currently take place universally at Grades 1 and 3. For the 2016-2017 school year, all Grade 3 students will be tested in October and all Grade 1 students will be tested in January.
We are committed to advocating for high potential learners by creating, supporting, and implementing practices and procedures that develop 21st Century learners and fulfill the goal and promise of PGCPS: Outstanding Academic Achievement for all Students.
PGCPS Currently has
three program models for elementary school students with already developed TAG
abilities. There is an alternate strategy- based model in our French and
Spanish Immersion schools. Click (here) to learn more about
For more information about identification and lottery timelines click (here).
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