Richland Springs School -- Gifted and Talented


RSISD Gifted and Talented Mission

The Richland Springs' Gifted and Talented Department hopes to inform our stakeholders on gifted and talented services, resources, and opportunities to help our students best foster their gifts into authentic products and performances.

Amanda Daly - - 325.240.1040


Texas Assc. for the Gifted and Talented


Nat'l Association for Gifted Children


Nat'l Center for Research on Gifted Education

State Plan

Texas State Plan for the Gifted/Talented

Is your child gifted?

Take a look at the definition of a G/T student provided by the Texas Education Agency below. 

Then, take a look at our 4-step process for G/T screening. 

A gifted/talented student is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who

  • exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

  • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

  • excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)

G/T Screening Steps

  • Refer

  • Assess

  • Select

  • Notify

First, students must have a referral for consideration.  In order to refer your child, or student, as a part of the G/T screening process this year, please fill out a referral form below.  Before any student enters the screening process, they must be both referred and have parent/guardian permission.  In the Parent/Guardian G/T Referral Form below, permission may be granted virtually for students.  If you are a teacher or non-parent/guardian who would like to refer a student, your initial referral will require parent/guardian information, in order to allow the G/T Department to get permission to assess and serve by the student's parent/guardian.  Please fill out the appropriate form below and provide any information possible that illustrates the gifted behaviors you see in the student.  Please refer to the National Association of Gifted Children to dive into gifted common characteristics of gifted students' behaviors.

After receiving permission to screen students, a district G/T identification team will assess students using a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative data that reflect the definition of gifted provided by TEA.  The team will collect data from parents and teachers as well as review available assessment data. 

Once all assessment data has been collected, the district G/T identification team will meet to select the appropriate identification status based on the results of the screening.  Once the committee has reviewed all students, the campus will notify all students screened about their identification results. 

For information on appeals and services, please see our G/T manual.