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Gifted Services

GIFTED SERVICES

Hudson City School District

 

The mission of the Hudson City Schools, which also encompasses services for identified gifted students:

 

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 IDENTIFICATION IN OHIO

The State of Ohio identifies gifted students 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.

 

More information on specific tests can be found by selecting the Identification brochure link on the right side of this page.


GIFTED SERVICES IN HUDSON OVERVIEW

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.

Services are provided for students identified as gifted in superior cognitive ability, reading ability, and/or math ability.   At this time, we do not formally serve science, social studies, creative thinking ability, or the visual and performing arts.

Our Services are provided in a tiered system.

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. 

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.


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Stigmas of Being Gifted

Click here to see a student-created presentation on life as a gifted child.  A special thank you to the students in Miss Hengst's 4th grade for creating this presentation.


2023-2024 Parent Meeting for

Newly Identified Gifted Students

Click here to view the recording of the meeting.

Here is the link to the presentation.


Please note:
In compliance with the Ohio Operating Standards, we offer assessment opportunities two times per school year. 

Please contact Mr. Hatcher for more information and to set up a time.