is any one else having the school recommend taking IQ test to get in gifted program?

Charlotte - posted on 05/15/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 6 and in Kindergarten. Her school has been giving her first grade work. She is reading and doing math above her grade level with no problems. They asked if they could give her an IQ test, if she scores 120 or higher she can go into the gifted program. 120 seems high for a 6 year old. What if she doesn't score that high, will next years teacher give her second grade work?

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Teri - posted on 08/10/2011

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My daughter was first tested in 1st grade to see if she qualified for the regular in school gifted program. She was again tested in 3rd grade to see if she would qualify for our district's Magnet school which she did. I didn't know that they were doing an actual IQ test at the time of either testing and only found out when I asked. I don't think there's any reason not to do the test as long as it is just one of the tests being done. It's not just a child's actual IQ score that determines success in a program like the one in our district.

Miam - posted on 06/08/2011

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I can so relate. My son has been recommended for testing by both his previous school and his pediatrician. He scores well in both academic and manipulative-based assessment. We had to home school him and we probably need to enter him into a gifted program in the future. Good luck with your wonderful daughter.

Elaine - posted on 06/03/2011

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Do not hold back a gifted child from a gifted program. Continue her learning at home with a variety of books and activities. Talk to the school counselor and get really involved in planning your child's school career. Talk frequently to the teachers and administrators. The problem I had was that my son was ADHD with a 163 IQ and the school did not know what to do with him. Do not let your daughter get bored, keep her stimulated and active. Gifted children are another breed.

Tammy - posted on 06/01/2011

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Glad it worked out so smoothly for you. It seems with all the pressure put on schools to get high test scores it is harder to get them to put gifted students into special programs or advanced a grade. It literally pays the schools to hold smart children back and benefit from those higher test scores.

Charlotte - posted on 05/29/2011

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I am glad they offer one for children under 8, maybe not all children will do well, but she did. They don't normally offer it here that young either, they told me they usually wait till 2nd grade. If she didn't make it she would have to wait a year, but she did, now just waiting for her to talk to the psychologist. So she can get into the full-time program.

Ceinwen - posted on 05/29/2011

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i dont know why any school would recogmend an IQ test for children under 8 as the result are very unreliable compared to future results as they can easily be elivated or lowered due to experience natural maturation that there is not a reliable norm

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