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The purpose for identification is to provide programming different from the standard curriculum to better meet the unique needs of gifted students.  Those students whose academic and affective needs are being met by the standard curriculum are not likely candidates for GT identification.


Types of Giftedness

Body of Evidence

Refer a Student

Academic: This is what people typically think of as giftedness in an academic setting, with strength areas such as:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • General Intellectual Ability

Listed below are common assessments used in Jeffco.


  • Cognitive Achievement Test (CogAT)
  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT) 
  • Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT)


  • Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) 
  • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)
  • Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students (TOMAGS) 
  • Test of Early Mathematics Ability (TEMA) 
  • Test of Early Reading Ability (TERA)


  • Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGG)

ID Referral: We only identify students enrolled in a Jeffco school through this process. This form should be completed for students who are only seeking GT identification for an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP), and not interested in attending a GT Center school. (This GT Identification Referral is open year round).  For more information on our process, please see the GT ID Referral Flowcharten español.


2021-22 GT ID Referral will open on August 2, 2021

Talent: These are strength areas where students may demonstrate exceptionality in fields such as

Center Application: This application is for students testing for the 2021-22 school year.   All GT Center testing has been completed for the 2020-21 school year. For more information on our process, please see the GT Center Application Flowchart.


2021 Fall GT Center Application will open August 2, 2021


Reclassification of GT Identification Categories/Strength Areas

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has recently updated the categories for GT Identification. Students who were identified prior to 2017 will remain identified as gifted and will continue with their Advanced Learning Plan status, but the identified strength/focus area may change for some students. See here for an update of these changes.

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