Gifted testing is given priority in one Canadian school system

02/23/2011 | Toronto Star, The

A Canadian school district is giving students who are gifted priority when scheduling special-needs assessments to enroll them in a new self-contained gifted program this fall. Some parents of students with learning disabilities and other special needs say the move is unfair, as more than 700 students remain on wait lists with an average time of 15 months to two years for students to be tested and receive services. School officials, however, say the move will not affect the wait time for students with other special needs.

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