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)

Contacts

  • Mr. Jeffery Mosley
    Executive Director
    of Academic Programs
    (IB, ESOL, EIP, Gifted, REP, Media Specialists, School Counselors, School Social Workers)
    250 Howard Street
    Marietta, GA 30060
    Phone: (770) 422-3500, ext. 7228

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