GT Testing and Advanced Class Testing
as of February 27, 2014
|The screening process for elementary gifted identification for 2014-2015 has been completed.|
Parent letters with results are typically mailed by the beginning of April.
Advanced Math Testing
Please contact your child's 5th grade teacher to see if he/she qualified for 6th grade Pre-Algebra (Advanced Math) testing based upon Discovery Education scores.
Parent recommendations for testing can be made for students who don't qualify to test by Discovery Education scores. Recommendations are due on March 12, 2014 at 4:00pm. No late recommendations are accepted for April testing.
Testing for 6th grade Advanced Math for 2014-2015 will take place the week of April 14, 2014.
7th & 8th Grade
Students who have qualified for testing for 7th grade ROCK classes based on Discovery Education Math or Reading scores will receive a letter in the mail by the end of February.
Parent recommendations for testing can be made for students who don't qualify to test by Discovery Education scores. Recommendations are due on March 10, 2014 at 4:00pm. No late recommendations are accepted for April testing.
Testing for 7th & 8th grade ROCK classes for 2014-2015 will take place the week of April 14, 2014.
Applications for Honors English and/or Science are due on April 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm.
Late applications will not be accepted for April testing.
Any questions about Honors classes should be directed to the Rockford Freshman Center.
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