GT Testing and Advanced Class Testing
as of February 13, 2015
Advanced Math Testing
Parents of students who qualify to test based on Discovery Education January Math test results will receive a letter before the end of February.
7th & 8th Grade
Parents of students who qualify to test based on Discovery Education January Math or Reading test results will receive a letter before the end of February.
Please note: The criteria a student must meet to be recommended by a teacher for testing has been modified for clarity. Updated criteria as of February 13, 2015 can be found here.
9th Grade Honors Testing
|Please contact Rockford Freshman Center for information on 9th grade Honors classes and qualification.|
The vision of gifted education in the Rockford Public Schools is to provide exemplary differentiated programs and/or services enabling gifted learners to maximize their potential as productive learners.
The RPS Gifted and Talented Department welcomes you and invites you to share in our passion for ensuring learning for all students who demonstrate a need for higher level opportunities.
Director Maggie Thelen coordinates this department, which serves grades K-12, and is supported in these efforts by two teacher consultants. All department personnel are required to possess a master’s degree in gifted education and work with other district personnel to ensure academic success for high ability students. A varied array of gifted-related services and programs are available to students, teachers and parents in the Rockford schools.
Programming provided by the Gifted and Talented Department includes teacher consultation in kindergarten through eighth grade; a pull-out program for fourth and fifth grade; and testing, placement, and accelerated programming in grades six through twelve, as well as serving as a testing site for the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search.
Maggie Thelen, Director
Gifted and Talented Department