A multi-level screening process is used at Spring Cove School District. Spring Cove School District implements a comprehensive child find process for students in grades K-12 with a special focus on students in grades K-5. The comprehensive child find process utilizes universal screening data in literacy and math. This data is collected three times a year (September, January, and May). Students who perform at or higher than the predetermined cut-offs are identified by the grade level teams. During the universal screening process, students who meet the established cut-offs in the minimum number of areas are referred for further, diagnostic screening.
Requests for a gifted multidisciplinary evaluation (GMDE) may result from the comprehensive child find process or through parent referral. Parents who suspect that their child is gifted may request a GMDE of their child at any time, with a limit of one request per school term. The request must be in writing.