SBISD has developed a three-level identification process to efficiently assess students’ needs for the special educational services provided in the Gifted and Talented Program. This three-level process is designed to be student-centered.

SBISD honors test scores for two years, beginning in 1st grade. Exceptions are made only for medical reasons documented by a physician.  Students may be referred each year, but the previous year’s test scores will be utilized.

GT Identification Process

GT Services

Important Dates

GT Level 1 evaluation results sent - mid November 2019

GT Level 2 evaluation results sent - late February 2020

Identified KINDERGARTEN students begin receiving GT services - March 1, 2020  

***Online window for SBAI applications - March 30 - April 13, 2020   

***Note: SBAI is a Spring Branch Choice School option for profoundly gifted students (documented IQs of 145+). Qualification requirements and application process differ from the district's standard GT referral program in the fall.  Please see the SBAI page for more details.

GT Appeals due - Apr 27, 2020

Appeals results sent - tentatively June 2020


Additional Forms and Information

GT identification decision letters will go home by the end of February, 2020.

If you have any questions about the referral or identification process, please contact your campus counselor.

Should I refer my Child?

-copy of presentation

-GT Brochure

-GT Brochure (Spanish)