Gifted Education Teachers
East Juniata High School
Elementary, Tuscarora Jr. High, & Juniata High School
TJHS: 717-436-2165 | JHS: 717-436-2193
The Juniata County School District has adopted a process and eligibility matrix to increase the objectivity of the gifted evaluation process. In order to meet eligibility for Mental Giftedness one must have an IQ of 130 or higher or meet multiple criteria indicating gifted ability, as indicated by Chapter 16 Regulations. The multiple criteria considered are the following:
A year or more above grade achievement level for the normal age group in one or more subjects as measured by Nationally normed and validated achievement tests able to accurately reflect gifted performance. Subject results shall yield academic instruction levels in all academic subject areas.
An observed or measured rate of acquisition/retention of new academic content or skills that reflect gifted ability.
Demonstrated achievement, performance or expertise in one or more academic areas as evidenced by excellence of products, portfolio or research, as well as, criterion-referenced team judgement.
Early and measured use of high level thinking skills, academic creativity, leadership skills, intense academic interest areas, communication skills, foreign language aptitude, or technology expertise.
Documented, observed, validated, or assessed evidence that intervening factors, such as, English as a second language, disabilities, gender, race, socio/cultural deprivation, are not masking gifted abilities.