The BCS school district along with the North Point Educational Service Center established a process to identify talented and gifted students. We ensure equal access to screening and assessment for all students residing in the district regardless of culture, socioeconomic background, disability or native language.
Stage I: Pre-Assessment
The pre-assessment process involves gathering student data from a variety of sources including teachers, parents, peer nominations, grades, portfolios, observations, and outstanding products or performances.
Stage II: Assessment for Screening
This stage examines the data gathered from the pre-assessment and determines further screening. Students must meet district criteria to move from the screening stage to the assessment stage.
Stage III: Assessment for Identification
Students who meet the criteria for the screening process will be eligible for further assessment and possible placement in the talented and gifted program. Identification is determined through Stanford Achievement Tests, Otis Lennon School Ability Test 8th edition, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills KLM, Cognitive Abilities Test Form 5, SAT, ACT, Stanford Binet IV, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children III, IV, GATES Creativity Scale, SRBCSS Creativity Scales, visual and performing arts audition/display. This process complies with the Ohio Revised Codes.
Students may be referred on an ongoing basis, based on the following:
• Teacher recommendation
• Parent/guardian request
• Peer referral
• Other (psychologist, principal, gifted specialist, etc.)
Referral forms are available in each of the school offices. It is the referral form that begins the identification process. Completed referral forms may be sent to building principals, gifted specialists, or to the gifted coordinator at the Erie-Huron-Ottawa Educational Service Center. Referral forms for visual and performing arts are also available in each of the school offices. A two page attachment to the referral form outlines the visual and performing arts process.