FAQ's

  • What is Central Advising?

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    This is an event at which transfer families can meet with an advisor to review GT documentation from a previous district in order to determine what, if any, additional screening is necessary for the child to be identified in Katy ISD. This event is only open to families who are new to Katy ISD and takes place each year in August. This year, the event will take place at the STEAM Center from 1-7 on Aug 8, 2022.

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  • What if my child is not identified as GT in all content areas?

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    Students may enroll in KAP classes or appropriate academic classes. Screening for GT service in additional areas takes place in the spring each year with requests received in the Fall. All requests must be received by the due date published on the Katy ISD website.

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  • Once identified as GT will my child have to rescreen every year?

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    No. Students remain in the program as long as they experience success in the program.

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  • My child did not qualify for GT services. When can they test again?

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    In most cases, your child will need to wait one calendar year before screening again. Please contact the GT Facilitator on your campus.

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  • My child tested for GT but we haven’t received any information.

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    Please contact the GT Facilitator on your campus for this information.

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  • What is the challenge curriculum?

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    Challenge curriculum includes high-interest advanced content, creative and critical thinking skills, research and technology skills, and the opportunity to pursue topics of individual interest.  Each year's curriculum units are connected by a broad-based theme.  The Challenge program is provided for identified students at all ​elementary campuses.

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  • I understand that most GT secondary students are clustered in KAP classes. What is the advantage of

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    • GT identification is designed to address the particular educational needs of the gifted learner.
    • The teacher must have 30 hours of GT training.
    • The teacher is aware of the GT identification and can address unique needs of gifted learners in that class.
    • GT students are part of a learning community that can help meet their social/emotional and intellectual needs.
    • A cluster of GT students in a class creates a unique dynamic in the classroom that is evidenced by the dialogue and the depth of the conversation in the class.
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  • Is “GT” more work?

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    GT students should not receive assignments “in addition to” the standard assignments, but may receive assignments “in lieu of” the standard assignments. Replacement assignments are typically more open-ended and flexible in the w​​a​y students demonstrate their learning.

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  • I’d like for my child to take a credit by exam. What do I need to do?

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    The GT/AAS office does not facilitate credit by exam. Please visit Credit By Examination for more information. Your child’s counselor is the best person to contact regarding CBE questions.

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  • Is it advisable to take all KAP/GT classes?

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    It depends on the strengths and interests of the individual child. Students who demonstrate mastery on grade level assessments should participate in advanced coursework.

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  • How do I find out about Course Options?

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    Please review the Course Catalog.

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