Updated Testing Schedule

TESTING SCHEDULE 2021-2022: Gifted Identification, Visual & Performing Arts, and Acceleration

Academic Gifted Identification Information

Students are identified as Gifted and Talented through the use of state-approved assessments. As outlined in House Bill 282, Ohio Revised Code 3301-51-15, the state of Ohio mandates that school districts identify students in four areas: superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creative thinking ability, and the visual and performing arts. Any student in Grades K-12 may be referred for testing in superior cognitive, specific academic, or creative thinking abilities for up to two opportunities per year for testing (including whole grade screenings).

Note: Due to test publishing constraints, the kindergarten testing window will begin December 1, 2021. Please do not submit kindergarten referrals until after November 15, 2021.

Note: Since students have multiple assessment opportunities in reading and math in grades 2-5, additional alternative testing is not available.  

There are two opportunities each year to request alternative testing for gifted identification. Deadlines for submitting referrals are outlined below. Registration begins September 7, 2021 for grades 1-12.


Referral Deadline:  October 29, 2021 (grades 1-12)

Referral Deadline:  December 17, 2021 (kindergarten)

Testing Window:    September 7, 2021 - January 31, 2022 (extended for kindergarten)


Referral Deadline:  February 4, 2022

Testing Window:    February 7, 2022 - May 6, 2022 

Please click the link below to refer your student for gifted identification.