|Gifted Student Testing|
State law requires schools to identify gifted students according to standards set by the Ohio Department of Education. The State of Ohio recognizes four areas of Giftedness. These areas are superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creative thinking ability, and visual and/or performing arts ability. Each of these abilities has different test requirements and different score requirements. The entire process is very lengthy and complicated.
In the spring of 2012 all students in grades 3, 5 & 7 were given the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) and the Stanford Achievement Tests. These tests are part of the multi-factored criteria necessary for gifted identification in the State of Ohio. After all the results were in and tabulated, parents of children qualifying in any of the categories listed above have been notified by personal letter from the Coordinator of Gifted Education.
Students in K, 1, 2, 4, 6 & 8 are evaluated through the building referral process. If you have any questions about gifted education please call Tammy Swartz, 693-0665 ext. 2044.