How does a student become eligible for the GT pull-out program?
Eligibility is based on advanced test scores, good grades, parent checklists and teacher recommendations. I review 6th, 7th and 8th grade MCAS scores and grades every fall to see who may qualify for the program. Upon student, parent or teacher request, I will review grades after the second or third marking term. Parents may also request that their child take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) as another possible route into the GT pull out program. Click here to get a copy of the form requesting CogAT testing.
Once a student becomes eligible for GT in middle school, they remain eligible for GT pull out services throughout middle school. Click here for a copy of the permission slip for kids who are eligible for GT services.
If you think that you should be eligible, email me so that I can review your records.
Sixth Grade GT
I have not sent any letters home for 6th graders. I am still compiling MCAS, CogAT and 5th grade report card data.
7th and 8th Grade GT
You should have received a letter, sent home through advisory, if you are eligible for GT this year.
Those who were eligible for GT pull out classes in 6th or 7th grade, are still eligible. If you were eligible in 6th or 7th grade, and you didn't receive a letter, please talk to me.
What if a student doesn't qualify for the pull out program?
- Talk to me about working on a project in GT during tutorial.
- Talk to me about taking the CogAT test. If you score in the top 97% you can get into GT. I administer the test and I schedule them on an as-needed basis.
- If you scored advanced on MCAS, try working on bringing your grades up. Two marking periods in a row of excellent grades, and an advanced MCAS score, should make you eligible for GT pull out services.
Please talk to me and ask questions: that goes for students, parents and teachers.