Advanced Learner (GT)
The School District of Beloit identifies students who give evidence of high-performance capability in intellectual, creativity, visual/performing arts, leadership, or specific academic areas using multiple criteria in accordance with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Statues and Rules for Gifted Education. Multiple criteria for identification may include standardized test scores, individualized testing, parent/guardian referrals, teacher referrals, district assessments, and student portfolios.
The purpose of identification is to locate students who need more than the core curriculum and to determine what types of services are needed to ensure a minimum of a year's growth in a year's worth of time. Identification in the School District of Beloit is an ongoing and continuous process to develop an awareness of student capabilities and needs. All students, kindergarten through 12th grade, are considered for identification. Regardless of identification, the district will focus on providing services for all students. All students receive a research-based, high-quality education in the classroom.