This group was formed with the intent to define what it means to identify gifted and talented children in the state of Wisconsin. The group’s collaboration developed the Resource Guide that DPI has endorsed and sent to all public schools in Wisconsin.
Gifted & Talented Resource Guide
Offered within its covers are many useful resources for districts, parents, and educators to use for the educational support of gifted and talented students. Each Wisconsin School District Superintendent received a copy of the Guide along with a CD, which allows districts to use the forms within the Guide.
WKCE – DPI Scale Scores and Percentiles
The Department of Public Instruction has recently provided percentiles with the scale scores for school districts in Wisconsin. Follow this link to see those results. Look under the bold heading Facts About These Exams and then click on Scale Score Crosswalk and Percentile Tables.
Other Identification Support
The Identification Committee recognized that the Pyramid Model was a Guideline for Educational Opportunities. Part of the committee’s work was to develop a pyramid of identification options for each of the areas listed in Standard (t). Those specific pyramids can be found in the Resource Guide (above).
Parents, students, staff may wish to nominate a student for the gifted and talented program within your school/district. This forms provides a format that you can use with parents, students, or staff.
The Inventory, adapted from Joseph Renzulli, can be used as an initial look at students. Parents, students, or staff members could complete the inventory and then the gifted and talented committee members can use the information to consider further investigation of the student for gifted and talented.