Gifted and Talented Program

Gifted and Talented Program in CSISD
The College Station Independent School District defines a gifted student as one who performs at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment, and who exhibits a high performance capacity for leadership, or excels in a specific academic field. All students enrolled in CSISD have equal access to be identified under this definition.

CSISD begins formal identification for the gifted/talented program in the second semester each year. The screening process includes achievement test data (Iowa Test of Basic Skills or Logramos), a teacher rating scale, a parent questionnaire, and a cognitive abilities test (CogAT).]

More information is available on the CSISD website:
https://www.csisd.org/departments/special_programs/gifted_and_talented_program

Offerings at Rock Prairie Elementary
Gifted & Talented: Students identified as GT meet for 90-120 minutes per week to engage in ongoing projects and problem-solving challenges.

Enrichment: Students who are not GT but need some extra challenge meet for 45 minutes per week. The group works on critical thinking and creativity. The Enrichment program follows the Primary Education Thinking Skills (PETS) curriculum. PETS uses characters with special thinking skills required for his/her job. Each character serves as a guide through a story to introduce the type of thinking The activities are designed around Bloom's Taxonomy, presenting lessons in analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

Math Enrichment: Students who demonstrate a need for some extra challenge in math meet for 30 minutes per week to develop their problem solving skills. Students in 2nd, 3rd. and 4th grade work with Noetic Math challenges and compete in a national mathematics contest during their regular enrichment time in the spring semester.

Chess Club: Interested students meet once a week to learn the game and practice their skills.

Karin Romero
Enrichment Specialist, Rock Prairie
kromero@csisd.org

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