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.

Gifted and Talented Transfer Students

Each district in Texas has a different Gifted and Talented program of services, so qualification for G/T services may or may not transfer from district to district. 

Students identified for G/T services at a campus in Castleberry ISD will maintain program placement when transferring to another campus within the district.

Students identified for another district's program of service should advise campus personnel of their previous G/T participation upon enrollment. The Campus G/T Selection Committee will review the records to determine if the student's learning needs match Castleberry ISD's program of services. The Campus G/T Selection Committee may decide to accept the transfer or request additional testing. Please contact your school's guidance counselor for more information.

Is My Child Gifted?

The flyer below shows common gifted behaviors. Not every child will display every behavior. Gifted individuals may display behaviors not listed.

Gifted behaviors in English

Gifted behaviors in Spanish

2023-2024 GT Identification Timeline

The 2023-2024 Referral, Assessment, and Identification window for Gifted and Talented services ended March 1, 2024. Please check back in August for the 2024-2025 referral information.

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. The referral form includes permission to test and a home survey. Please allow about twenty minutes to complete. Our 2023-2024 referral window closed December 15, 2023. Please check back in August for referral information for the 2024-2025 school year.