All referral testing for students (K-12) will take place each year, in the fall and the spring. District-wide testing for grade 3 will take place in February/March.
Reminder to parents, if you would like to request that your child be tested for possible gifted identification, you need to let your principal know by September 1 - for fall testing and by April 1 - for Spring testing. The district will test all students in grades 3, but any other gifted identification testing is only possible through parent or teacher request. Students take the state approved tests during the school day (tests take 3-5 hours).
Twice each school year, all school districts are required by The Ohio Revised Code and The Ohio Department of Education to offer gifted identification testing. The next time for testing will be in May. Law requires testing for gifted identification twice each year, but does not require that districts serve all students who are identified.
Southwest offers a variety of gifted services for identified students in grades 4-12.
For further reading on Gifted Education, please refer to the Ohio Department of Education's website @ ODE.org
If you have any questions, please contact your building principal or John C. Hamstra, Asst. Superintendent