Can I recommend a student who is in kindergarten for gifted review?
Yes, but a decision-making team consisting of the regular education teacher, gifted specialist, and parents must meet to discuss interventions and modifications in the regular classroom prior to recommending a student in kindergarten for a gifted evaluation. Kindergarteners will be referred for gifted evaluation only after all of the following has occurred:
1. Parents/guardians have a discussion with the kindergarten teacher about the student's needs.
2. Teachers implement interventions/modifications in the regular classroom to address the students' needs.
3. Progress monitoring data is collected on specific skills that have been identified for intervention.
4. The decision-making team meets to further support the student. The decision-making team will recommend evaluation if appropriate and needed.