Sapphire - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
I have previously stated that I teach Gifted kids in my district, grades 2-8. Over the past few years, I get parents emailing me about what they can do to help their child 'pass' the Gifted assessment. They go on to explain how bright they are, how they think critically, and out side the box, has straight A's, performs math at a high level, and reads 3 grade levels above, etc. Ultimately, many of these kids do not pass the assessment. They are, indeed high achievers and inquistive, but not in the Gifted range. I'm curious on your point of view about how far a parent should press the issue of being in an accelerated or Gifted program.