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Katy Independent School District

Rhoads Elementary

Gifted and Talented Screening for Current Fifth Grade Students

Students in fifth grade who are not currently identified for the elementary Challenge program have the opportunity to be screened for Gifted and Talented Program with service to begin in the fall of sixth grade. Secondary gifted program options are available in English, reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students may be screened in any or all of these content areas.

Letters to 5th Grade Parents have been sent home.  Parents interested in referring their child for secondary Gifted and Talented screening need to complete a Secondary Parent Checklist and return to the elementary campus by September 21, 2017.

Screening will occur during the months of October through December. Parents will be notified of the placement decision by U.S. mail in January.

Parents may obtain a Parent Checklist from the front desk at school or by emailing the GT Facilitator, Elizabeth Kaul Clark at

The checklist is also available at:

Please make sure you are completing the checklist for Secondary screening and not the Elementary form.  

Additional information available at:,-Grades-6-12.aspx



Announcement for Kindergarten GT Screening :

Information regarding screening of kindergarten students for the gifted and talented program will be sent home with kinder students beginning the week of September 11-15.  Kindergarten parents who would like to refer their children for screening must return the Kindergarten Parent Checklist to their campus by October 3, 2017.


There is a FAQ page and video on the Katy ISD GT/Advanced Academics website for more information about kindergarten screening that can be accessed at:




La información sobre evaluación de los estudiantes para el programa de dotados y talentosos será enviada con los estudiantes de kinder a partir de la semana del 11 de septiembre. Los padres que quisieran referir a sus hijos para evaluación deben devolver la lista de referencia de los padres a la escuela de su hijo/a hacia el 3 de octubre.


Hay una página de preguntas frecuentes y un video en el sitio web de Katy ISD

GT/Advanced Academics para obtener más información sobre las evaluaciones de kínder que se puede acceder en:

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