What does it mean for a student to be identified for gifted and talented services?

A gifted/talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who

  • exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or
  • excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)

SBISD has developed an identification process to efficiently assess students’ needs for the special educational services provided in the Gifted and Talented Program. This process is designed to be student-centered and collect a preponderance of data to determine if a student is in need of gifted services.  If you have referred your student in previous years you may do so again by submitting the online form.  Referrals can be submitted for Kindergarten - 11th grade students, excluding KIPP Courage and YES Prep at Northbrook.

GT Identification Process

Upcoming Referral Events

Spring 2021

Results from the referral will be sent by March 12th.  All data is considered for the referral, including the norm referenced testing in which a score of 100 represents average, and 130 or higher represents the gifted range.  For those identified as needing services, they will begin in the Fall of the following school year.


GT Services

A Letter from the Director

Click here to read a letter from the Director about the timeline for GT services this Fall. (Español)


Every Monday a new PGP Anywhere week of learning will be made available.  Contact your campus PGP teacher if you do not have access to the site.


SPIRAL courses in itslearning should be available by Wednesday September 2nd.  If your student does not see their course by then, please email susan.deconceicao@springbranchisd.com

Fall 2020 K-5 GT Services