We got a letter, last week from the school saying that Jacey was being recommended for gifted testing. They tested her back in January and she missed the cut off by 11 point (cut off is 128). I didn’t feel it was accurate, since she is top of her class, only one in AR and has been doing different work from the rest of the class for over half the year. They did it the first week back from Christmas break, with no warning…we weren’t back in a routine yet at home nor were the at school. Anyway..
So, it was nice to see her get recommended to test again. She tested this morning and the school counselor called to give me the results this afternoon. Jacey made a 134 (or was it 138, I’ll update when I get the actual paper result) and is going to be recommended for further testing this summer. The school counselor was amazed, she’s in the 99 percentile and was the top score out of all the kids she tested today (about 50 or so).
I have been praying so hard for this to happen. We have been VERY blessed this year with her teacher and her willingness to push Jacey, give her different work and not hold her back *just* because she already knows what the curriculum says she should. We may not be as blessed next year and at least being in the gifted program, would ensure that she gets pushed still.
Here is a chart I found online that explains the scores a bit more. Each one is a tad bit different but generally along the same lines.