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How do we identify gifted students in LPS?


Littleton Public Schools (LPS) follows a process identifying students for whom gifted & talented services are appropriate by collecting a variety of information from multiple sources, comprised of both test and non-test measures. In order to be formally identified as gifted & talented in LPS, a student's body of evidence must include data that meets the eligibility criteria for three (3) out of the six (6) areas in the hexagon below. One (1) of the three (3) pieces must be a score at or above the 95th percentile on a nationally normed standardized test. The only exception to this is for students applying for Early Access to Kindergarten or First Grade. That criteria is mandated by state statute.

Please note that every school district/system/state has unique criteria for placement in gifted & talented. Students who were in another gifted program outside of LPS will automatically be reviewed for eligibility. Parents will be informed as to the results of this review.


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