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Identification Process for Visual/Performing Arts

Gifted and Talented Formal Identification Process for Students in Grades 4-12.
(Visual and Performing Arts)

The identification process is based on 704 KAR 3:285.


Step 1:  Eligibility Identification Procedures: Referrals are submitted and  data is collected.  Per 704 KAR 3:285, students must meet a minimum criteria on three of the identification tools.  Students are identified based on exceptional performance through observations of demonstrated arts ability, portfolio review, and/or audition.

Step 2: Data collection

MUSIC:  1: Teacher Checklist for Music   2:  Parent Checklist for Music potential  3: A video of performance  4:  Recommendation from a community instructor or specialist    5:  Student Self-Rating Music Interest Inventory and written response 5:. Awards and recognitions 6:  Continuous Progress in Music Class 


ART::  1:  Teacher Checklist for Art      2:  Parent Checklist for Visual Arts potential 3: Art Portfolio (samples of work) evaluated by a professional  4:    Recommendation from a community instructor or specialist.    5:  Student self-rating Visual Arts Interest Inventory and written response 6. Awards and recognitions 7.  Continuous progress in Art class 


DRAMA: 1:  Teacher Checklist for Drama      2:  Parent Checklist for Drama potential  3:  a video/portfolio  4:  Recommendation from community instructor or specialist.   5:  Student Self-Rating Drama Interest Inventory and written response 6. Awards, recognitions, demonstrated drama participation 


DANCE:   1:  Teacher Checklist for Dance  2:  Parent Checklist for Dance potential 3: a video of performance 4:  Recommendation from community instructor or specialist.    5:  Student Self-Rating Dance Interest Inventory and written response 6. Awards, recognitions, demonstrated dance participation 


* Auditions will be scheduled for student not participating in community activities and/or for additional information, 


Step 3: The Gifted Education Selection and Placement Committee will meet to analyze the data.  The committee will decide if criteria has been met to qualify for a gifted plan or may request additional data for consideration and re-evaluation.  Once a student qualifies for a GT plan the committee will establish service options (minimum of two) to develop a Gifted Student Service Plan.   

* Students are eligible for formal identification in grades 4-12. Once a student receives a GSSP, the plan stays in effect until graduation from high school. Additions to current GSSP's can be made at any time upon a student meeting the criteria.