Resources for Extending Academic and Creative Horizons
The mission of the Hudson City Schools, which also encompasses the REACH Program:
We provide an educational program that maximizes the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child in a safe, nurturing, and diverse environment.
Gifted Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Hudson High School Media Center
This meeting is intended for the parents of newly identified gifted students.
Click here to view the slides from the meeting.
Click here to view the video recording.
The Ohio Department of Education mandates the identification of gifted learners. It is the responsibility of each individual district to develop its own service plan. The Hudson City Schools has adopted a new tiered service model beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
Tier I services superior cognitive gifted learners with a Cognitive Skills Index (CSI) of 137+ OR a CSI of 132-136 and a gifted reading identification (95th percentile or higher). These students receive direct services in Reading/Language Arts from a Gifted Intervention Specialist in grades 3-8. This teacher serves as the teacher of record for reading in grades 3-5 and as the English teacher for these students in grades 6-8. The Gifted Intervention Specialists at the elementary levels also provide some math enrichment. The amount of this additional service varies according to the number of students being serviced.
Tier II services superior cognitive gifted learners with a CSI of 128-131 OR a CSI of 132-136 but no gifted reading identification. These students are clustered together with teachers who receive ongoing professional development on the social-emotional and academic needs of gifted learners.
Tier III services gifted learners who are identified in reading and/or math, but do not have a superior cognitive identification. These students are also clustered together with teachers who receive ongoing professional development on the social-emotional and academic needs of gifted learners.
There are opportunities for advanced programming in grades 9-12 through Advanced Placement and honors courses and College Credit Plus options.GIFTED IDENTIFICATION IN OHIO
The State of Ohio identifies in the following areas:
Superior Cognitive Ability
Score two standard deviations above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test, perform at or above the 95th percentile on a basic or composite battery of a nationally normed achievement test, or attain an approved score on an above grade-level standardized, nationally normed test.
Specific Academic Ability in a Content Area
Perform at or above the 95th percentile at the national level on a standardized achievement test of specific academic ability in that field. A child may be identified as gifted in more than one specific academic ability field.
Creative Thinking Ability
Score one standard deviation above the mean minus the standard error of measurement on an intelligence test and attain a sufficient score, as established by the Department, on a test of creative ability or a checklist of creative behavior.
Visual or Performing Arts Ability
Demonstrate to a trained individual through a display of work, an audition, or other performance or exhibition, superior ability in a visual or performing arts area and attain a sufficient score, as established by the Department, on a checklist of behaviors related to a specific arts area.
In compliance with the Ohio Operating Standards, we offer assessment opportunities two times per school year.
The testing window for the 2019-2020 school year is closed.
Summer testing dates for gifted services for the 2020-2021 school year are:
Thursday, August 6th
Gifted Identification Referrals and Permission to Assess Forms are located under Identification Resources.