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Gifted and Talented Identification Process

The window has opened for current CISD students who wish to sign up for qualification for gifted and talented services.  Students will be assessed initially using the CogAT and ITBS tests. Please see the schedule below to plan your family’s schedule.  Students must take all 4 tests.  There are no preparation materials available for these assessments.  In addition to the testing, students entering grades 7 and 8 who have not yet been identified as gifted and talented must be nominated by a parent, teacher, counselor, community member, or themselves.  It is not necessary for a student who is already identified as gifted and talented in Carroll ISD to participate in testing again.  

To begin the identification process, please fill out the CISD Middle School Gifted and Talented Nomination and Referral Form by Friday,  March 22nd 4:00 PM.  

Any questions or concerns, please contact Casey Jobe at

Key Dates in the Process:

  • Window opens for sign up on Friday, February 19th at 8:00 am and closes Friday, March 22nd at 4PM.

  • Testing Week 2024-2025

    • Monday, March 25th--CogAT (4:00-6:15)

    • Tuesday, March 26th--ITBS Reading (4:00-5:15)

    • Wednesday, March 27th--ITBS Math (4:00-5:15)

    • Thursday, March 28th--ITBS Science (4:00-5:00)

    • Tuesday, April 2--Make Up Day if needed.

    • Notifications go out week of April 22

    • Consent to Place and Notice of Appeal due by May 10th

Students who are new to CISD will be tested in August.