School District of Janesville ELL

English Language Learners Program

527 South Franklin St. Janesville, WI 53548 (608)743-5000

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English Language Learner (ELL) Handbook - Gifted Education

The following information is taken from the district’s staff handbook on Talents Enrichment Program (TEP).

The following definition, based on the definition used in the federal Javits Gifted and Talented Education Act, reflect today’s knowledge and thinking:

Children and youth with outstanding talented perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of the age, experience, or environment.

These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative, and/or artistic areas, possess and unusual leadership capacity or excel in specific academic fields. They require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the schools.

Outstanding talents are present in children and you from all cultural groups, across all economic strata and in all areas of human endeavor. 
From National Excellence: A Case for Developing America’s Talent, published by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education, 1993.

In the School District of Janesville, Talented and Gifted Education is led by the District Coordinator of TAG. Each elementary school is served by one of four TAG Resource Teachers who are in the building one and one-half days per week. Middle and high schools coordinate programs and information through the Learning Support Staff, guidance counselors, library media specialists, and instructional managers as appropriate.

The School District of Janesville maintains a Magnet Challenge Program for identified students in grades four through eight. Grades four and five are housed at Roosevelt Elementary and grades six, seven, and eight are served at Edison Middle School.
Students are considered for the Challenge Program based on the following criteria: 
1. Scores above the 95th percentile on the district MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) reading and math tests or highly advanced scores on other standardized achievement tests.
2. A Ross Test Score. 
3. Classroom performance, motivation and behavior.

Read and learn more....
• Read the State Statute regarding Gifted Education. 
• Review the Program overview at the School District of Janesville. 
• Talented and Gifted and the ELL Population
• Identifying Gifted ELLs - Recommended Techniques and Tools & Other Considerations in Identifying Gifted ELL’s
• Gifted Education Checklist for Underrepresented Population
• Teacher Nomination Process
• Nomination Form
• Article: Identifying and Serving Recent Immigrant Children Who Are Gifted
• Slocumb-Payne Teacher Perception Inventory
• Environmental Opportunities Profile
• Characteristics of TAG Students
• Talented And Gifted Student Record Sheet K-5
• Talents Enrichment Program Student Record Sheet 6-8
• Talents Enrichment Activities 9-12
• Web Sites and Resources for Parents/Guardians