• Identification of gifted pupils 

    • Standardized test scores (AASA)

      • Pupils who scored Highly Proficient in any area of the state test  are invited to test in the Fall.

    • Once pupils are identified for screening, they are tested using the following:

      • Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) and/or Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

      •  Pupils with a score of 88% or greater are eligible for gifted program services.

    A gifted child is a pupil of superior intellect, or advanced learning ability, who requires a differentiated curriculum to achieve at levels commensurate with the child’s intellect and ability.  

    • Gifted pupils can be found in all domains of intelligence.

      • individuals with twice-exceptional abilities, and talents

      • English language learners

      • all cultural and linguistic groups 

      • all economic levels 

    • Upon achieving a score of 88% on an Arizona State-Approved Test, pupils are identified as gifted in an area of verbal, quantitative, and/or nonverbal.  

    It is the philosophy of our gifted program to:

    • help pupils develop their extraordinary abilities

    • recognize that gifted pupils in this district have unique values, needs, and talents

    The gifted program in the Cartwright Elementary School District is designed to develop gifted pupils’ intellectual, emotional, and social abilities and to honor the diversity among pupils identified as gifted through a differentiated and challenging curriculum.

    • Higher level thinking skills are consistently incorporated within a highly flexible environment where curriculum compacting, acceleration, and enrichment are all integrated into daily lessons.

    • Teachers create differentiated lessons using content, process, product, and learning environment to accommodate their gifted pupils by: 

      • Flexible Grouping 

      • Compacted Curriculum

      • Higher Order Thinking/Questions/Assessments (DOK levels 3 & 4 and Bloom’s: Analyzing, Evaluating, Creating)

      • Independent Study/Independent Investigations (Learning Contracts)

      • Tiered Tasks

      • Extension Menus/Choice Boards/Product Choice

      • Learning Stations