GT Nomination Window for grades K-2
October 25 - November 5

We will be accepting nominations for Gifted and Talented testing for two weeks. The window for K-2 is October 25 - November 5.


The process includes the following steps: nomination, screening, and selection. Information considered in the decision includes parent/guardian observations, teacher input, portfolio of student work, and standardized assessments. Students who are already identified as GT do not need to be reevaluated. Students identified as Talent Explore may be re-nominated for GT identification.

  • The nomination process is time sensitive. All nominations are due by November 5 at 4 pm.
  • To nominate your child, click on the link below.
  • A Zoom information session will be available November 3 at 5 pm. Zoom link will be shared prior to the event.

Select here to nominate your child.


Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to be screened for Gifted and Talented (GT) and Talent Explore (TE) through the nomination and screening process. All campuses in Austin ISD provide the screening, identification, and services for students who are identified. 


Talent explore identification is for students who demonstrate high abilities, but did not qualify for gifted and talented identification. Students who earn the identification of talent explore demonstrate high abilities and potential and are served with access to gifted and talented activities.

Students may be identified through the screening process in one or more of the following areas: 

  • GT STEM (Science And Mathematics)

  • GT Humanities (Language Arts And Social Studies)

  • Talent Explore STEM (Science And Mathematics)

  • Talent Explore Humanities (Language Arts And Social Studies)

The GT Campus Advocate at Bernice Kiker Elementary is Cory Matheny. She will provide information prior to the nomination and screening process each year.


More information about the AISD gifted program is available from the Department of Advanced Academic Services website. This site can be found at: https://www.austinisd.org/advanced-academics/study


Classroom Expectations:

Each classroom teacher provides activities targeted to gifted and talented students. These enrichment activities are available to talent explore students as well as students demonstrating high abilities and those who want the challenge.

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