Texas district screens incoming kindergarteners for gifted programs

02/26/2010 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Educators in Texas' Garland school district say identifying young students as gifted is as important as screening them for learning disabilities. The district uses IQ and achievement tests to screen incoming kindergarteners for its gifted programs and help them achieve their academic potential. "Just as in special education, early intervention is the best option," a gifted-program administrator said.

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