Gifted/Talented Resources,Tools, and Research

Encouraging equitable representation of student populations in G/T programs throughout the state by providing tools and resources that inform and support families and educators.

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Profiles of the gifted/talented

Different profiles of gifted individuals that may help families better understand the nature and needs of gifted/talented individuals.

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Identification Process

View Section 2 of the G/T State Plan for more information about identification of G/T students.

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District Service Options

Districts have a variety of models to provide G/T services. It is important to note that Districts may offer one or more of these options. It is important to be familiar with your rights and know the expectations of the modes of delivery. Your child will be provided their services for acceleration and enrichment through these models. Take a look at the following district approved service options and questions that you are able to ask to advocate for your child.

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Twice Exceptional (2E)

Acronym Database

Database of commonly used acronyms in special population meetings from Texas Project First.

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Referring your child for G/T and what to look for in services

How do I refer a child for G/T services? If my student participates in G/T services, what should I expect? The following resources exist to better inform you as you navigate Gifted/Talented services in your child’s district. If you ever have any district-specific questions, consult your child’s publicly available school district’s board-approved policy.

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G/T Discover

Enrichment opportunities for your gifted and talented student both in and outside the classroom.

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Gifted English Language Learners

Texas is a wonderfully diverse state where more than 30 languages are spoken. Approximately 34% of Texas residents speak a language other than English. Of that group, 85% speak Spanish. A linguistically diverse gifted student is a child or youth who has the characteristics of gifted students with the potential for high achievement, whose primary language is one other than English, and whose English language skills are such that the student has difficulty performing ordinary classwork in English.

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Twice Exceptional Learners (2E)

Students who are gifted may also have a special need or disability. The term “twice-exceptional,” also referred to as “2E,” is used to describe gifted children who have the characteristics of gifted students with the potential for high achievement and give evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria.

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Common G/T Assessments

G/T assessments that may be provided by your district. Your district may provide other measures that are not on this list.

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Twice Exceptional (2E)

I'm Not Who You Think I am

Document that details what Twice Exceptional students may need based on behaviors that the student demonstrates.

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Celebrate Your Child

Identify key behaviors in your child and share this information with the school to ensure the child receives appropriate services.
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Diversity Toolbox

This toolbox was created to provide resources to administrators, teachers, and parents/caregivers on the needs of gifted LGBTQ students.
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Gifted Education Family Network

The Gifted Education Family Network of Texas is a network of families that welcome all caregivers, educators, and stakeholders who believe in the importance of gifted education.
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