TAD PROGRAM CRITERIA

  • T.A.D. CRITERIA

    Elementary T.A.D. Program

    Screening for the T.A.D. program occurs in the fall for elementary students who were in our county and have qualifying scores.  Students who qualify for the T.A.D. program or who need to be tested to determine eligibility will be notified by mail during the first few weeks of school.

    Third Grade:  In order to qualify for the TAD program, a grade 2 students must attain a Cognitive Skills Index (C.S.I.) score of 125 as measured by the InView Assessment, a nationally normed abilities test, or attain a score that falls within an error variance of 122 to 124.

    Fourth Grade:  In order to qualify for additional testing to determine eligibility, fourth grade students must have met the following criteria: (criteria is based on third grade performance)

     

    • Reading Inventory (RI) score at or above the 85th percentile
    • Reading G.P.A. at or above 3.5
    • Math G.P.A. at or above 3.5

     

    All students who met the above criteria are then given the option of taking the InView assessment to determine whether or not they are eligible to participate in the program.                                   

    Fourth grade students must attain a Cognitive Skills Index (C.S.I.) score of 125 as measured by the InView or attain a score that falls within an error variance of 122 to 124 in order to participate in the T.A.D. Program. 

    Fifth Grade:  In order to qualify for additional testing to determine eligibility, fifth grade students must have met the following criteria: (criteria is based on fourth grade performance)

     

    • Reading Inventory (RI) score at or above the 85th percentile
    • Reading G.P.A. at or above 3.5
    • Math G.P.A. at or above 3.5

    All students who met the above criteria are then given the option of taking the InView assessment to determine whether or not they are eligible to participate in the program.                                   

    Fifth grade students must attain a Cognitive Skills Index (C.S.I.) score of 125 as measured by the InView or attain a score that falls within an error variance of 122 to 124 in order to participate in the T.A.D. Program.

    Based on our experiences teaching academically gifted students, we believe students who meet these criteria can be successful in the T.A.D. program. Teachers, administrators, and parents involved in the screening process have the right to expect the criteria to be adhered to consistently. In addition, students have a right to be placed in programs that are educationally appropriate for them.

    Academic Probation:
    At the conclusion of each marking term any T.A.D. student who has not maintained a 3.0 G.P.A. will be placed on academic probation and will not be able to participate in T.A.D. until he/she earns a 3.0 G.P.A. on his/her report card and a new unit of study begins.  Parents will be contacted when their child is eligible for participation.

    T.A.D. Appeals:

    Teachers and/or parents may nominate a student for further examination if a student does not qualify for the T.A.D. program based on their Cognitive Skills Indicator on the InView assessment. Students may only be screened for an appeal if they have taken the InView assessment. Teachers and parents will submit a gifted behavior rating scale to aid in the completion of a student profile which includes a standard intelligence score, achievement test scores, behaviorial characteristics, teacher recommendation, work samples, and grade point average. This profile will be evaluated to determine eligibility for the program. Please contact your school's T.A.D. teacher or the program supervisor. Mrs. Ruby Brown, for more information.