Referral Process

  • The four steps in the referral process are:

    1. Nomination of students as possible candidates for formal evaluation; (Nominations will be made during fall, winter, and/spring referral windows or as a result of district wide testing.)

    2. Review of parent/teacher nominations by eligibility team to determine if referral for formal evaluation is warranted OR review by designated professionals for automatic referrals;

    3. Identification by formal evaluation of students who meet the state criteria for placement;

    4. Generation of information about the academic and/or creative strengths of students who have been formally evaluated for gifted identification;

    Detailed information of the gifted referral process is outlined in the Paulding County School District 

    Gifted Administrative Manual 2017-2018 (PDF)

    Gifted Brochure (PDF)