GT Referral Forms

Gifted and Talented Referral Process

Castleberry ISD accepts referrals for services in the Gifted and Talented Program annually. Eligible students must be currently enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade at CISD. Referrals may come from parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, or other interested persons. The person referring a student must complete a Gifted and Talented Referral Form for a student to be assessed and considered for the program services.

After assessment, if gifted and talented services are considered appropriate, the student will be placed in the Gifted and Talented Program during the spring semester, no later than March 1.

What Qualifies a Child as being Gifted?

The presentation below includes information about the qualities and characteristics to look for when determining if a child will benefit from gifted services.

2023-2024 GT Identification Timeline

Referral Window Open

November 13, 2023 - December 15, 2023
Eligible Students: Grades K-12

Test Administration

January 22, 2024 - February 9, 2024
Assessments: NNAT©3  & CogAT 7 online

Notification of Placement/Permission to Participate Letters mailed

February 23, 2024

Permission to Participate Letters due to Counselors

February 28,  2024

Students Placed and Begin Receiving Services

March 1, 2024


Referral Form

Thank you for your interest in Castleberry ISD’s Gifted and Talented Program. Our 2023-2024 referral window opens November 13, 2023 and remains open until December 15, 2023. The referral form includes permission to test and a home survey. Please allow about twenty minutes to complete.