This article is part of a Davidson Gifted Database series on testing. See also:
for the ACT. However, group-administered tests rarely offer in-depth information on a student’s learning profile of strengths and weaknesses, which is why many parents seek individually-administered assessments and professional evaluations instead.
Your school may be the first place you want to look for a gifted evaluation and may even have gifted identification practices in place already. A school may also be an affordable option if parents are hoping to screen their child for additional concerns, such as ADHD. There are many pros and cons to seeking a school evaluation, and parents will need to consider their goals for seeking a gifted assessment to determine whether or not this option is right for their child.
Even if your school is not set up to provide the gifted evaluation you were hoping for, the education system is full of personnel with knowledge and training. Professionals working in your school district may be able to help you identify people in your area who can provide the right gifted assessment for your child. You may try reaching out to the following staff to inquire about gifted identification options:
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