• Gifted Identification


    Dublin City Schools identifies giftedness in superior cognitive ability, math, reading and creative thinking.  The district must follow policy and procedures established in Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15. These rules specify that assessment instruments must come from the list approved by the Ohio Department of Education. Parents, guardians, teachers, or peers may refer students for a gifted identification evaluation.

    Superior Cognitive Ability Identification: Whole grade assessments are administered in 2nd and 4th grade.

    Reading & Math Gifted Identification: MAP assessments are administered in the classroom multiple times throughout the year for students in reading and math. Beginning at the end of 2nd grade, students with scores at or above the 95th percentile nationally receive a gifted identification in that specific content area.

    Creative Thinking Gifted Identification:  Assessments are administered for students who have met a minimum screening score on a cognitive assessment.

  • Spring Referral Testing

    The first step of the gifted identification process is to complete this Gifted Identification Testing Referral Form between Monday, April 4, 2022 and 4:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.  Any student currently enrolled within Dublin City Schools may be referred by a parent/legal guardian, teacher, student, or administrator for this referral testing for gifted identification. 

    Do not fill out if your child already qualifies for Cog Pullout or Cog Ed.

    Testing Window: May 2-27, 2022
    Area tested: Cognitive abilities

    Gifted identification in the areas of math and reading will be administered through the MAP 2-5 and MAP 6+ assessments throughout the school year. There is no need for students to be referred for testing in these areas.

    Dublin City Schools provides gifted services to cognitively gifted students in grades 4-8. You can complete this form to request referral testing for gifted identification in that area.  In Ohio, once a student is identified as gifted they do not have to retest to qualify for our district's gifted service in grades 4-8. If a student earns a score within the cognitive gifted identification range, that student qualifies for Cog Pullout (grades 4-5) and Cog Ed (grades 6-8).

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