Gifted and Talented Referral & Screening Process

GT Referral and Screening Process

All campuses in Austin ISD offer Gifted and Talented screening in grades K-12 based on referrals submitted at If you are interested in seeing whether your child demonstrates a need for Gifted and Talented Services, please follow the link above. When a referral is submitted for a child, their parent or caregiver will be prompted to complete a Parent/Caregiver GT Observation Form.

Referrals are received by the Campus GT Advocate, who facilitates the implementation of GT assessment and services at the campus level. For questions about the GT identification process or services at your campus, please reach out to your Campus GT Advocate.

Referral Window for SY2023-24: September 18-October 6

Join us at our Community Information Virtual Sessions: 9/19 (6 p.m.) & 9/20 (at Noon)! 

Virtual Gifted & Talented Information Session:
September 19, 2023 @6 p.m. or September 20, 2023 @ noon ( Contact with questions or for more information.

Virtual Dotados y Talentuosos información sesión:
19 de septiembre, 2023 @6 p.m. o 20 de septiembre, 2023 @ 12  ( Contacto para mas información.


Los padres y cuidadores pueden proporcionar el nombre de su niño al representante de Dotados y Talentosos (GT, por sus siglas en inglés) de su escuela para que sea considerado en el Programa de Dotados y Talentosos. El representante GT de la escuela podrá darle información más detallada.

Periodo de tiempo para el ano escolar SY2023-24 sera el 18 de septiembre al 6 de octubre.

Students may be identified in one or more of the following areas: 

  • GT STEM (science and mathematics), 
  • GT Humanities (language arts and social studies), 
  • Talent Explore STEM (science and mathematics), or 
  • Talent Explore Humanities (language arts and social studies).  

Qualitative and quantitative measures are collected. Qualitative measures include a Parent Observation Form, Teacher Observation Form, and a student work sample completed at school. The quantitative measure is a standardized assessment.