## G/T MATHEMATICS GRADES 4 & 5

The G/T math program offers an enriched mathematics curriculum that is accelerated by two years. The focus is on advanced level problem solving and application of math skills. The math curriculum is no longer a spiraling curriculum but a mastery curriculum. This is offered in grades 4 and 5 only. It replaces the general education math class and is taught daily by a G/T resource teacher. Students who finish the 5th grade G/T math curriculum successfully are prepared for Pre-Algebra G/T Common Core in sixth grade. Students in G/T math are assessed using math tests, performance tasks, and classroom participation.

To participate in the 4th and 5th grade G/T math program, students must be tested. The test used to determine eligibility for the current 3rd and 5th graders was the COGAT ability measure. This is a new ability measure. The SCAT test (School and College Ability Test) was used previously. The current 4th graders took the SCAT test for this year to determine eligibility for participation in the 5th grade G/T class for the upcoming school year. Additional indicators are also used to determine eligibility such as performance in the current math class. Parents can always request that a placement review be conducted on a student for possible G/T math placement. However, the child's current math performance will be the overwhelming factor on whether or not a G/T math placement will be granted. Superior performance in an above level math class should be evident.

The most current and up to date news concerning testing and placement review requests will be published in the school's electronic newsletter as well as a page on this website for current news and information. Check there frequently.

To participate in the 4th and 5th grade G/T math program, students must be tested. The test used to determine eligibility for the current 3rd and 5th graders was the COGAT ability measure. This is a new ability measure. The SCAT test (School and College Ability Test) was used previously. The current 4th graders took the SCAT test for this year to determine eligibility for participation in the 5th grade G/T class for the upcoming school year. Additional indicators are also used to determine eligibility such as performance in the current math class. Parents can always request that a placement review be conducted on a student for possible G/T math placement. However, the child's current math performance will be the overwhelming factor on whether or not a G/T math placement will be granted. Superior performance in an above level math class should be evident.

The most current and up to date news concerning testing and placement review requests will be published in the school's electronic newsletter as well as a page on this website for current news and information. Check there frequently.