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Gifted and Talented



2020-2021 Gifted and Talented Referral Information


Fayetteville ISD is seeking students in our district for the Gifted and Talented Program that are achieving beyond that which may be expected of their peers in general intellectual ability and creative and productive thinking.


Program Goal


The general goal of Fayetteville ISD’s Gifted and Talented Program is to provide a differentiated educational experience for identified students in the district by providing instructional opportunities and other services designed to meet the unique needs of these students. These programs shall provide an appropriately differentiated curriculum and serve as an outlet for self-directed learning, thinking, research and communication. Gifted services are available in Kindergarten-12th grades. 



The Assessment Process


  • The state requires annual testing and a minimum of 3 assessments including quantitative and qualitative data. 
  • We use a combination of nationally normed standardized tests for ability, reasoning and achievement, as well as anecdotal data from teachers and/or parents. 
  • Additional data is collected as needed by the GT Coordinator.
  • Placement decisions are made at the campus level by the GT Committee.


Timeline and Checklist

  1. Determine whether testing for gifted services is right for your child. See attached flyer.
  2. If you would like to refer your child for testing, fill out the form attached, sign the Permission to Test portion and complete the Parent Inventory.
  3. The forms must be completed and turned into Holly Krebs by December 10, 2020 by 4:00 p.m,
  4. Note: If you need a Spanish form, please speak with Holly Krebs to acquire a paper form as soon as possible.  
  5. Testing will begin in mid-January and will be complete by the end of February.
  6. Notification of committee decisions will be made no later than March 2 for initial placement.


Please contact Holly Krebs with any additional questions. 979-378-4242 ext. 122


Gifted and Talented Links: 

Student Nomination Form 2020-2021      The window has not opened for nominations at this time  

Program Design Handbook            


Gifted and Talented Committee:

Holly Krebs, Vanessa Knackstedt, Cindy Garwood, Priscilla Malota, McKenna Jasek, Tara Murphy 

Parent Meeting/Informational Session: 


Location: The meeting will be a Zoom 

Advisory Committee: 

Lisa Dyer, Nikki Beseda, Kirbey Woods, Jamie Moreau