• Students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 have differentiated in-classroom instruction based on their academic abilities. Annually in the Fall*, the GT/Enrichment Specialist teachers screen all district students in grades 2-8 through the use of multiple measures for the Academically Gifted & Talented pull-out program. The assessments are given in district as part of the academic course and include in-district benchmark assessments, aptitude tests, state/national assessments, NJSLA Math and ELA (when available), and report cards. The criteria for the program is set at the 95th+ percentile on local norms. The National Association for Gifted Children's (NAGC) definition of gifted is employed: Children are gifted when their ability is significantly above the norm for their age in the local population. 

    The GT curriculum provides differentiated instruction for those identified students through a pull-out program within interest-based groups. 

    New Entrants to Livingston Public Schools (LPS):
    Any student transferring to LPS who has previously participated in a gifted and talented program in his/her former district may be reviewed for testing after one marking period of matriculation. Written documentation of previous GT participation and relevant data must be submitted. 

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