March 29th????, 2011 - Meeting Agenda


  • Welcome/thanks - questions, comments, suggestions, concerns are always welcome

  • Acceleration Questions Answered...
1. First, we complete an Iowa Acceleration Scale to determine if acceleration is appropriate. A variety of data are collected and a score is given at completion of the scale that rates the candidate as Excellent, Good, Fair or Poor for acceleration.
2. Then we have paperwork that is completed and presented to the building’s gifted ed team and teachers of the student to make a decision. The paperwork is put into the student’s file to track the decision.
3. Then arrangements are made when the student is moving to the next grade level or school.
I will attach three different forms depending on the circumstance. Iowa Acceleration Scale forms are in my office.
The reason this process is necessary is because we want to make the best decision for the student and it should be based on fact rather than opinion.









  • Identified two higher end web quests covering social studies standards...will also work through a social studies based Unit in Quest Atlantis...In place of compacting

Muckrakers, and 1960's political commercials.
Mesa Verde in Quest Atlantis


  • Room D12 will be used for the first couple of weeks and then we will be moving to the back of the library for the last part of the quarter


  • Identification discussion - very often...what is gifted at one elementary is different than what is gifted at another...eg. teachers at North have commented that how can "JOE" be identified and "PHIL" not be...Mary recommended possibly drafting a letter to 6th grade students that said something to the effect of "Just because your student was identified as requiring ECS services in Elementary...Does not necessarily mean that he will qualify for them when he gets to the middle school...

November 4th, 2010 MEETING MINUTES BY Rhonda Hunter


  • Welcome and thank you


  • Purposes of committee
    • Make sure we are meeting the needs of the gifted kids
      • Concerns:Kids who do not do well in regular classes but go to ECS; "unique" kids who are not identified;

    • Communicate what ECS program looks like to staff
      • Monica suggested meeting with new 7th graders once/twice a week at the beginning of the year and gradually go full time with Jeff
      • What is t
      • Do we want t
    • Go through new identifications and the Identification Process
      • Examples...
      • Sign Paperw
      • What about grade acc
    • Share what ECS Students are doing - Click ME>>