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Gifted FAQ's

What gifted offerings are available  for students?

  • K-2 Enrichment
  • 3-8 Honors
  • Honors, Advanced Placement courses, and Dual Credit College Courses Grades 9-12

How does District 202 identify gifted ELL students?
The same gifted honors procedure is used to identify students whose native language is not English. Appeals may be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

How do I know if my student qualifies for the gifted programs?
At the Elementary Level, parents are notified by a building administrator if their child meets the criteria.  In addition, a letter is sent home to qualifying students at the end of the school year. 

Criteria for Gifted/Honors

  • OLSAT - Cognitive ability
    • Verbal & Non-verbal
  • I-Ready - Reading and Math Achievement
    • Test administered in fall, winter and spring

The district analyzes cognitive ability and achievement data to determine student placement.

Nine assessment measures, including i-Ready reading and math achievement scores and OLSAT cognitive ability scores are used to determine the student performance levels of Plainfield Community Consolidated School District #202 second grade students. Students scoring in the top 10% across the district have been identified as gifted.

Math and Language Arts Honors aligns with the Common Core State Standards. Each Honors Program aligns to the regular education curriculum for the next grade level above.

Who do I contact if I have a question about my student's qualification?
Questions regarding student's skill and classroom performance can be answered by the classroom teacher(s).

Questions regarding identification and qualification can be answered by the building principal (elementary & middle schools), or Department Chairperson (high schools).

Who do I contact if I need more information?
Questions regarding K-12 programs can be answered by the Curriculum Office at (815) 577-4000

Updated 12/22