Kindergarten GT Referrals
You may refer your Kindergarten child for the Carroll ISD Gifted and Talented Program December 3 through December 20, 2018 at 4:00pm.
The gifted program is called Quest at the elementary level. It is an interdisciplinary program where students are encouraged to make connections and view the world in a more global manner. Referred students will test in small groups during school hours in January and February. Elementary students must meet Phase I Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) criteria in order to move forward to the Phase II portion of the screening process. Phase II involves the Iowa Assessments Achievement Test. In accordance with state standards, kindergarten students are identified and placed in the CISD Quest program by March1st.
For more information about the Quest program, you can visit the Gifted and Talented webpage.
Kindergarten GT Testing Information
Referrals for kindergarten Gifted and Talented testing are accepted Monday, November 27, 2017 through Friday, December 15, 2017. In accordance with state standards, kindergarten students are identified and placed in the CISD Quest program by March 1st. Identified kinder students receive Gifted and Talented services through a weekly pullout program. GT Specialists guide students through a conceptual understanding that people use self-knowledge, interest, and strengths to relate to the world around them. If you are interested in referring your child for the program please complete the attached referral form. Please return to me via your child’s daily folder or the CES front office with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. (These envelopes will be use to mail results to you). Results will be mailed once testing is completed at all CISD elementary campuses.
Deadline: December 15th at 3:00 pm
Testing will start in January and will continue throughout the month until the testing is completed. Elementary students in kindergarten students must meet the Phase I Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) criteria in order to move forward to the Phase II portion of the screening process. Phase II involves the Iowa Assessments Achievement test. For more information about the Quest program, you can visit http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/Page/312
The Quest teacher visits the Kindergarten classes the first semester to teach critical, creative, problem solving and evaluative skills. Referrals are accepted in late November and the students are screened in January and February. Parents have to fill out a referral form available online and return it to school for any assessment to occur.
First Grade Quest
First grade students learn about their role in the school and society and what it means to be in a gifted program. Students become zookeepers and design animal enclosures/habitats in the Texas State Standards Project called "Animal Nation."
Second Grade Quest
Second Grade students learn about themselves and their strengths in the "Who We Are" study. Then they immerse themselves in the wonderful world of nature with a study of math and nature.
Third Grade Quest
Third Grade students study the world of business in the Texas State Standards Project "The Big Business of Toys." Students run their own toy business by creating and marketing a toy to their peers. Students also explore simple machines with the LEGO Simple and Motorized Mechanisms sets as they learn different ways to build toys. In the Spring the students explore their individual passions with the Texas State Standards Project, "Pursuit of Passion."
Fourth Grade Quest
Fourth grade students begin the year with learning about their strengths and passions in "Who We Are." We progress to learning about STEM skills with the LEGO EV3 Programs and a space exploration study. Later in the year the students pursue "Passion Projects" with the goals in the Texas State Performance Standards for the Gifted.
- Carroll ISD Gifted and Talented
- Texas Association for Gifted and Talented
- Southlake Association for Gifted and Talented
- Odyssey of the Mind
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
- Carroll Library
- Southlake Library
- Hoagies' Gifted
- Time for Kids
- Brain Pop Jr.
- Book Flix
- Math Facts Generator
- Quest FAQ
- Gifted vs. High Achiever vs. Creative Thinker
- Gifted Learner vs. Bright Kid
Year At A Glance