Gifted Services

Many, if not all, of the classrooms within Titusville schools hold students who show potential for performing at high levels compared to others of their same age, experience, or environment. These students deserve differentiated instruction to achieve their full potential while supporting their unique social and emotional needs that is common among gifted learners. 

Finding Gifted Students

The Titusville Area School District uses multiple systems to locate and identify all students within that district who are thought to be gifted and in need of specially designed instruction.

We implement a district-wide, formal screening process for students during their second-grade year. We use the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) in each student’s traditional class to determine possible gifted students. The CoGat assesses students’ learned reasoning and problem solving abilities through a battery of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal test items.

Additionally, the building administration and faculty conduct internal reviews. If a student is consistently an outlier, the administration initiates the “Child Study Process” for further evaluation.

Identified Gifted Students

Once screened and identified as a possible student eligible for gifted programming, the Titusville Area School District follows the established state guidelines for compliance. During this screening process, we use data from a variety of sources.

Possible sources include medical history, readiness and achievement tests, ability tests, group intelligence tests, and anecdotal information from the parent, other educators, and subject area teachers.