The purpose of identification is to locate students who need more than the core curriculum and determine what types of services are needed to ensure a minimum of a year’s worth of growth in a year’s worth of time. The district will focus on providing services for all students regardless of identification. Identification is an ongoing and continuous process to develop awareness of student capabilities and needs. All students are considered for identification with a culturally responsive lens in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
The Sun Prairie Area School District uses multiple criteria, in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, to identify highly capable students in the five areas. Multiple criteria used for identification of advanced learners may include standardized test scores, individualized testing, parent/guardian nominations, teacher nominations, student nominations, and district assessments. (see nomination forms)
Parents or educators may request that a student be considered for gifted and talented programming by submitting a referral. The referral form is located below.
For more information on the Identification process see the Advanced Learner Program Handbook.