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Identifying GT Students

LEISD accepts recommendations for any students currently enrolled in Little Elm ISD. Students can be recommended by parents, teachers, counselors, peers, community members, or the student. Our GT Specialists are highly trained in the identification of students who have an academic need for GT services and will use multiple indicators to look at the whole child. If you are interested in your child being tested for Gifted and Talented please complete the recommendation form linked below. 


LEISD accepts recommendations for students who have transferred to LEISD:

  • from another district where they were identified as gifted.
  • from a public school that did not offer a gifted and talented program.
  • from a private school that did not offer a gifted and talented program. 


If you have any questions please reach out to your campus GT Specialist listed below. 

Screening Process

In order for a student to be considered for the GT Program in Little Elm ISD, he/she must be assessed.  All students who are recommended for the program will be initially screened using data from their MAP/CPAA assessments.  If your child successfully meets the district standard on MAP/CPAA, they are eligible for a non-verbal abilities test.  The non-verbal abilities test determines whether or not the student moves forward in the GT screening process.  The remainder of the GT screening process consists of informal teacher and parent checklists and formal testing in the areas of creativity and achievement.  


Testing Windows

Initial GT Testing


Screening Recommendation Received By: 

Testing Window Dates 
Kinder  December 15, 2023 January 8-26, 2024
1st-11th Grade March 1, 2024 March 25 - April 12, 2024


Parent/Guardian Recommendation For GT Screening

Thank you for your interest in the Little Elm ISD Gifted and Talented Program. 

We are no longer accepting applications for screening for the 2023-2024 school year. Please visit our website in July 2024 for 2024-2025 submissions. 

Please reach out to your student's designated GT Specialist if you have any additional questions. 

Get in touch

Roxanne Clark, GT Specialist for Brent and Chavez Elementary

Jackie Jackson , GT Specialist for Hackberry and Oak Point Elementary

Tanya (TJ) Parks, GT Specialist for Lakeview and Prestwick Elementary