Marietta City Schools
Balanced Scorecards Inclement Weather CCRPI Charter System Community Directions and Maps Fact Sheet Georgia Open Records Act Marietta Schools Foundation Partners In Education PTA/PTSA School District Profile SPLOST Strategic Plan Superintendent's Office Employee Awards
Addressing The Board Agendas & Meeting Minutes Board Key Projects Board Members Board Policies
Curriculum & Instruction Finance Human Resources Operations School Nutrition Special Services &
Educational Support
Transportation
› A.L. Burruss Elementary › Dunleith Elementary › Hickory Hills Elementary › Lockheed Elementary › Park Street Elementary › Sawyer Road Elementary › West Side Elementary › Marietta Center for Advanced Academics › Marietta Sixth Grade Academy › Marietta Middle School › Marietta High School › Marietta Performance Learning Center Back to School Bell Schedules Bus Routes Directions and Maps Find Your School Handbooks and Forms School Calendar Student Registration
Before/After School Choice Academies Driver Education Gifted Student Services STEM Magnet Program IB Program Title I Programs
@home Archives Bios and Photos Board Notes Archives Connect to Us e-News Logos MCaSts Podcasts Press Kit Press Releases RSS News Feeds
Home » Programs » Gifted Student Services » Eligibility Criteria
Friday, April 25, 2014

Contacts

Jill Sims
Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 228

Elizabeth Ogletree
Director, Elementary Curriculum and Special Programs
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 294

Resources

National Association for Gifted Children

Georgia Association for Gifted Children

Georgia Department of Education – Gifted Education

Hoagie’s Gifted Education

Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility requirements for gifted education services are set forth in Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.38. The school system is required to collect data in

  1. Mental abilities,
  2. Achievement,
  3. Creativity, and
  4. Motivation. A student can qualify through Option A or Option B:

Option A. A student must a). score at the 99th percentile (for grades K-2) or at or above the 96th percentile (for grades 3- 12) on the composite or full scale score of a standardized test of mental ability (e.g. CogAT) and b). score at or above the 90th percentile on the total battery, or total reading, or total mathematics component of a standardized test of achievement (e.g. ITBS)

OR

Option B. A student must meet eligibility criteria in at least 3 of 4 categories:

  1. Mental Ability – at or above the 96th percentile on a composite component or full scale score of a standardized mental ability test (e.g. CogAT);
  2. Achievement – at or above the 90th percentile on the composite, total reading, or total mathematics of a standardized achievement test (e.g. ITBS);
  3. Creativity – at or above the 90th percentile on a standardized creativity test (e.g. Torrance);
  4. Motivation- at or above the 90th percentile on a standardized motivational characteristics rating scale (e.g. GRS)