Gifted and Talented
GT Program Overview
The goal of GT education in Wichita Falls ISD for students to develop innovative, advanced-level products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity. This is accomplished through a variety of programs and services in grades K-12.
For more information, check out our District's Gifted/Talented Program Guide:
GT NominationsDuring the 2021-2022 school year, the window to nominate students for the GT program was open in January, 2022.If for some reason you missed this opportunity, but would still like to nominate your child, please contact Ward Roberts at (940) 235-1021, ext. 15009.GT TestingAfter nominations, GT testing will occur in the spring, at each student's home campus.
- K-1-2 Testing: February
- Grades 3-11 Testing: March
WFISD uses the CogAT test. Students in Kindergarten take a paper test, but those in grades 1-11 take an online version.The CogAT has three sections: Verbal (words and vocabulary), Quantitative (counting, patterns, and math facts), and Nonverbal (picture puzzles). To see what the questions look like, try an internet search for "CogAT sample items." But be careful! Some "practice" sites don't match the quality of the real test.
GT PlacementAfter testing is complete, students and parents will be notified of placement.These results will be sent to schools and families on/around mid-April.
GT Training for TeachersFind more information on our District's professional development site:
- [PD Site]