Gifted and Talented Identification
Students in Colchester who may be gifted and talented are referred, evaluated, and identified. Parents or teachers may refer a child at any time using the form provided below.
While a child could be referred and identified earlier, our screening process begins at the end of grade 2, with parent, teacher, or other referrals, followed by screening and parent permission to evaluate. Our process includes the use of parent and teacher inventories, the Naglieri Non-verbal Ability Test, and the Torrence Figural Test of Creative Thinking.
Connecticut State Department of Education information on laws regarding gifted and talented students
Colchester identification matrix and parent permmission to test.
Parent/ teacher referral form
Our philosophy, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, reflects our belief that we should challenge all learners to work at their highest capacity. Gifted students, as all students, are provided with opportunities to extend their learning and participate in a wide array of opportunities in the Colchester Public Schools.