Gifted Multidisciplinary Evaluation Process
Prior to completing the Gifted Multidisciplinary Evaluation (GMDE), the Northern Bedford County School District will have obtained informed parental consent through an issuance of Permission to Evaluate form (PTE). A Procedural Safeguards Notice will be issued to parents with the PTE. The GMDT will complete the evaluation no later than 60 calendar days after the district receives a signed Permission to Evaluate. A Gifted Written Report is provided to the parent within 60 calendar days.
· Northern Bedford County School District sends Procedural Safeguards Notices with all Permissions to Evaluate.
· Northern Bedford County School District obtains a signed Permission to Evaluate form from the parent.
· The Gifted Multidisciplinary Team (GMDT) is composed of the following people: student’s teachers, school psychologist, outside agencies, and the student.
· The GMDT conducts the evaluation to investigate information relevant to the student’s suspected giftedness: academic functioning, learning strengths, rates of acquisition/retention, curriculum based assessments, classroom observations, and educational needs. Information from the screening process, parent input, and teacher input will also be reviewed. Formal individual evaluations will measure intellectual functioning and academic achievement.
· The GMDT prepares a Gifted Written Report that summarizes information and finds from the evaluation concerning the student’s educational needs and strengths. The report will make recommendations as to whether the student is gifted and in need of specially designed instruction. The GWR will also indicate the basis for those recommendations, and include recommendations for the student’s programming.