AG Placement Procedure and Identification Criteria

A question I often hear from parents is, "How does my child get placed into the AIG program?  Here is a general overview of the process as well as a list of the identification criteria required for placement.  

Here is a link to a summary of the nomination and placement process.
AIG Nomination and Placement Summary Video

Step 1

The student is formally nominated for the program.  A nomination usually comes from the classroom teacher but can also come from parents or even the student themselves.  Once the gifted specialist receives the nomination form, then a Permission to Evaluate form is sent home for parent to sign.

Step 2

Parent must sign a Permission to Evaluate consent form giving the gifted specialist the right to view the student's cumulative folder and administer any required tests.

Step 3

Upon receiving the Permission to Evaluate form the gifted specialist will complete an AIG Eligibility Form which lists the student's classroom grades, EOG scores, and aptitude test scores.

If necessary, other aptitude and/or achievement tests will be administered to the student. After all testing is completed, the school-based SCALE team makes a decision regarding placement/service based on the following criteria.

Step 4

In order to be placed in AIG, students must meet the following criteria:
Click here for AIG identification criteria
Click here for more details about tests and placement procedure.

Step 5

If a child meets the placement criteria, the AIG specialist will contact the family and invite them for an in-person conference to review testing results, discuss schedule and curriculum, etc.  A parent signs and dates the AIG team decision form and the specialist enters that information in the NC Power School database. 

If a child DOES NOT meet placement criteria, specialist sends a letter to parent, via the US Post Office, which states reason for non-placement.   Included in that letter is a copy of the testing results.  

Students who do not place into program may again be nominated for AIG following year.