Tammy - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I keep hearing people talk about getting their child tested and labeled gifted and wondering what this was. I know my children are gifted because they score 99 or100% on every standardized test they have ever taken, all could read before K, and all except my 12 yr old and baby get straight A's and are the top of their classes without any effort. Thanks to my oldest, our school offers a "gifted" program where in Jr. high they get to go to gifted class for an hour a day and also able to take high school math. My oldest son was also in the program but it never involved testing just grades and teacher recommendation. Also my daughter now goes to a "gifted" high school which involved an application much like a college app and the SAT test (she scored better as freshman then I did as a senior and I was considered smart lol!!) My son is applying to the same school as we speak. I guess my question is what kind of test is there to determine "giftedness" and what is the purpose. Does it help in getting better schooling ect...