The Hillsboro City Schools Gifted Intervention Specialist model is funded by the State of Ohio and therefore, must operate under standards established by the state. Compliance with state standards requires adherence to stringent rules for identification.
“Gifted” means a student who performs or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels or accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment and as identified under division (a), (b), (c), or (d) of section 3324.03 of the Revised Code.
To be identified as a Talented and Gifted student, one or more of the following criteria must be met.
- Intellectual ability- a student must score two standard deviations above the mean, minus the standard error of measure on a group/individual-administered intelligence test within twenty-four (24) months of initial placement. (Grade 2, 127; Grade 5-12, 130. These scores are relative to the test currently being administered by the district.)
- Academic Achievement- a student must score at the 95%tile or above on a state approved achievement test in the areas of: total reading/language,total math, science, or social studies.
- Visual and Performing Arts- a student must demonstrate to a trained individual through a display of work, an audition, or other performance or exhibition, superior ability in a visual or performing arts area; and exhibit sufficient performance on an approved checklist of behaviors related to a specific arts area.
Creative Thinking- a student must attain a 115 on an approved I.Q. test and attain a sufficient score on an approved checklist, provided by the department of education.