Bulloch County Schools will conduct a spring review of children who are nominated for gifted services. The school district will receive nominations from teachers, parents, guardians, students, or peers for any students who meet the specifications for this window of consideration.
Nominations will be accepted until 12 noon on Friday, January 24. All nominations must be submitted to the school district’s QUEST facilitator at each elementary or middle school by this date and time. For your convenience, www.bullochschools.org/gifted for an online nomination form for each elementary and middle school.
Bulloch County Schools does not typically test a child for gifted services more than once in a school year. Students tested in this spring, traditionally will not be eligible to participate in the full Fall 2020 review. Any nominations received after the Spring 2020 test window closes will be held until the Spring 2021 review.
Once the nominations are closed, the eligibility team at each school will review the data submitted to determine if a student requires a formal evaluation for gifted services. A nomination does not guarantee formal evaluation. Gifted Services are based on need: therefore, the review team must establish that there is evidence of a need for services before evaluation can take place. At that time, the parents/guardians of the identified students will receive a Permission to Test Form to sign and return to their child’s school. Testing will follow the receipt of this form. By May 22, 2020, the school district will mail an eligibility report to the home of each student that participates in a formal evaluation .
Kindergarten Students: As of the 2017-2018 school year, we will accept nominations for Kindergarten students during the spring testing window. If a Kindergarten student is referred for further testing, he or she will be tested at the beginning of the next school year as a first-grade student.