GT Testing for 2021-2022

Grade Level Nomination Due To Me           Test Window    

New to NISD

(Only for NISD students who were in a

GT program at another district)

August 27th 

(April 20th for new to NISD)

September 1st - 17th
Primary 1st - 2nd

October 8

(March 4th)

November 2nd - November 30th

(April 1st - 29th)

Intermediate 3rd - 5th

November 5th 

(February 11th)

November 1st - November 17th

(March 1st - 31st)

Kinder November 19th January 4th - 21st

Is my child gifted?

A high achiever... A gifted learner... A creative thinker...
Remembers the answers Poses unforeseen questions Sees exceptions
Is interested Is curious Wonders
Is attentive Is selectively mentally engaged Daydreams, may seem off task
Generated advanced ideas Generates complex, abstract ideas Overflows with idea, many of which will never be developed
Works hard to achieve Knows without working hard Plays with ideas and concepts
Answers the questions in detail  Ponders with depth and multiple perspectives Injects new possibilities
Performs at the top of the group Is beyond the group  Is in own group
Responds with interest and opinions Exhibits feelings and opinions from multiple perspectives Shares bizarre, sometimes conflicting opinions
Learns with ease Already knows Questions: What if...
Needs 6 to 8 repetitions to master Needs 1 to 3 repetitions to master Questions the need for mastery
Comprehends at a high level  Comprehends in-depth, complex ideas Overflows with ideas-- many of which will never be developed
Enjoys the company of age peers Prefers the company of intellectual peers Prefers the company of creative peers but often works alone
Understands complex, abstract humor Creates complex, abstract humor Relishes wild, off-the-wall humor
Grasps the meaning Infers and connects concepts Makes mental leaps
Completes assignments on time Initiates projects and extensions of assignments Initiates more projects that will never be completed
Is receptive  Is intense  Is independent and unconventional 
Is accurate and complete Is original and continually developing Is original and continually developing
Enjoys school often  Enjoys self-directed learning Enjoys creating
Absorbs information Manipulates information Improvises
Is a technician with expertise in a field Is an expert who abstracts beyond the field Is an inventor and idea generator
Memorizes well  Guesses and infers well Created and brainstorms well 
Is highly alert and observant  Anticipated and related observations  Is intuitive
Is pleased with own learning Is self-critical Is never finished with possibilities
Gets A's  May not be motivated by grades Many not be motivated by grades
Is able Is intellectual Is idiosyncratic

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