Frequently Asked Questions - Gifted Programs and Students

  • What are the behavior and learning characteristics of gifted children?

  • What is the difference between a bright child and a gifted child?

  • How is gifted curriculum different from the curriculum in the regular classroom?

  • What is required for students to qualify for the gifted self-contained program?

  • If my child qualifies for services, when will services begin?

  • What if my child does not qualify?

Frequently Asked Questions - Gifted Testing and Qualification

  • If my child qualified in a previous district, does he/she automatically qualify in Kyrene?

  • Do qualified students have to retake the test each year?

  • What is the difference between an Achievement Test and an Abilities Test?

  • What test does the Kyrene School District use to test for giftedness?

  • Do high scores on this test predict future success in school?

  • What is the format of the CogAT?

  • What are verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and nonverbal reasoning, and how are they measured on the CogAT?

  • How can I prepare my child for this test?

  • What is the testing environment like?

  • How long does the testing take?

  • What if my child is absent on the day(s) of testing?

  • How is the test scored?

  • When is the next testing period?

  • How do I request testing for my child?

  • How will I be notified about my child’s scores?

  • What do I tell my child about the test scores?

  • Can you test too much?

Last Modified on May 2, 2022