As some of you are aware, a couple of months ago, there was a communication from APS Special Education department about changes in the APS gifted screening / identification process. We have had several conversations with Lucinda Sanchez (assistant superintendent for special education) and her team to clarify and understand these "changes". (NMAG and AAGTS have been working on this together).
The bottom line is there really are NO CHANGES to the current process / policy.
Our understanding of the current gifted screening / identification process is as follows:
When we met with Lucinda and her team, we were very impressed by their openness and willingness to discuss issues and share information. They wanted us to convey to the teachers and the parents that they are willing to discuss any concerns or questions that you have and that you should feel free to contact them directly.
As always, you can reach out to AAGTS with information or questions, etc. We will continue to work w/ the APS team to clarify some other concerns that come up in the past. They have assured us that are working with the GAC to discuss proposed changes to policies and guidelines if they arise.