The Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program is committed
to supporting schools in meeting the needs of high potential, advanced, and
During the 2015-2016 School year, we are shifting our
work to respond to current research and best practices in the field of gifted
education. More recent research in the field of gifted education prompted
the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) to redefine giftedness. Highlights of the
NAGC's work include the following:
development of ability or talent is a lifelong process. It can be evident
in children as exceptional performance measures of ability, actual
achievement in a subject area, or a rapid rate of learning compared to
other students of the same age.
and high levels of motivation in a subject area become the primary
characteristics of giftedness as individuals mature from childhood to
PGCPS will begin to evaluate the present
identification process which currently takes place universally at Grades 1 and
3. A team of educators including the Office of Advanced and Enriched
Instruction and the Department of Testing, Research and Evaluation staff, and
other central office and school based educators will review research and
current identification data with the goal of making recommendations for a process that will
help to inform the instructional needs of all students and ensure equitable
access. We are committed to advocating
for high potential learners by creating, supporting, and implementing practices
and procedures that develop 21st Century learners and fulfill the goal and
promise of PGCPS: Outstanding Academic Achievement for all Students.
PGCPS Currently has three program models for
elementary school students with already developed TAG abilities, click (here) to learn more
about these models.
For more information about identification and lottery
timelines click (here).
Private School and Home School TAG Test Application and Procedures are now available. Please (click here) for more information.