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How do we identify gifted students in LPS?


Littleton Public Schools (LPS) follows a process of 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 measure. 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 identified 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 in one of the six areas. The only exception to this is for those 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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