All nominated kindergarten students will be tested and services will begin the following school year. All second grade students will be automatically nominated and screened within the first semester of school unless a parent requests otherwise. Screening will be based upon input from teachers, parents, and/or testing data.
Testing and identification of students in selected grades (1,3,4,5 and 6) begins in the second semester with placement in the program to occur the following school year.
Testing and identification of nominated middle and high school students will be conducted once per semester.
According to MISD Board Policy EHBB (LOCAL), criteria shall be specific to the state definition of gifted and talented and shall ensure the fair assessment of students with special needs, such as the culturally different, the economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities.
Nominations are accepted throughout the year.