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Gifted & Talented

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Curriculum and Instruction

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 Nominations

During the 2023-2024 school year, parents can nominate students for the GT program from January 3 - 31, 2024. Click the link below to get started!

Note: Students who have already qualified as "GT" retain that status from year to year. For these students, there is no need to reapply or nominate again.


GT Testing

After nominations, GT testing will occur in the spring, at each student's home campus, between Feb 1 and Mar 8, 2024.

  • Kindergarten: Paper tests
  • Grades 1-11: Online (computer) testing

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 Placement

After 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 Teachers

Find more information on our District's professional development site: