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Gifted and Talented


Gifted and Talented



2023-2024 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. 
  2. If you would like to refer your child for testing, please fill out the Google form that is attached or a paper copy can be sent home with your child. 
  3. The forms must be completed by September 4, 2023.
  4. Note: If you need a Spanish form, please speak with Nikki Beseda to acquire a paper form as soon as possible.  
  5. Testing will begin in October and will be complete by the end of December.
  6. Notification of committee decisions will be made no later than February for initial placement.


Please contact Nikki Beseda with any additional questions.         979-378-4242 ext. 140


Gifted and Talented Links: 

Gifted and Talented Timeline    

Gifted and Talented Information                           

Student Nomination Google Form 2023-2024      



Gifted and Talented Committee:

Holly Krebs, Priscilla Malota, McKenna Jasek, Tara Murphy, Brittany Noska 

Parent Meeting/Informational Session: 

If you would like additional information about the program, please contact Nikki Beseda. 

Location: The meeting will be by phone.