North Carolina State Definition of AIG Students, Article 9B (N.C.G.S. 115C-150.5)
"Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both the intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated education services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. "
A.I.G. at H.G.E.S.
A.I.G. at Holly Grove focuses on students in grades 3-5.
In grade 3, students chosen by the teachers are pulled out of the classroom once a week (One time for math, one time for reading) for enrichment opportunities with the AIG teacher.
AIG Identification: In 3rd grade, all students will take the CogAT Test as the first step in the AIG identification process.
Step 1: All 3rd grade students take the CogAT test.
Step 2: If a student scores in the 85th percentile, they will be able to then take the IOWA test.
Step 3: If a student scores in the 95th percentile in both a math CogAT and IOWA qualifying score, they will qualify for AIG math. If a student scores in the 95th percentile in both a reading CogAT and reading qualifying score, they will qualify for AIG reading. If scores align in both subject areas, they will be identified AIG math and reading.
Step 4: If a student scores in the 95th percentile in just one CogAT/IOWA test, they may go on to have another individual test to help identify them.
If a student is formally identified, they will begin AIG some time in the second semester of 3rd grade. They will then continue in AIG from that point forward into 4th and 5th grade.
In grades 4 and 5, the students having been formally identified as AIG through the Wake County process, are pulled out of the classroom two times a week for math and reading. The focus of the AIG program is to...
1.Allow for increased differentiation and enrichment opportunities 2.Allow more able students to collaborate 3.Create a rigorous curriculum better suited to the needs of the students 4.Allows for best practices to be used with AIG students