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Gifted and Talented

The West Allis-West Milwaukee identifies students who give evidence of high-performance capability in intellectual, creativity, visual/performing arts, leadership, and/or specific academic areas using multiple criteria by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction statutes and Rules for Gifted Education

We use multiple criteria for identification that may include standardized test scores, individualized testing, parent/guardian referrals, teacher referrals, district assessments, and student portfolios.
The purpose of identification is to locate students who need more than the core curriculum and to determine what types of services are needed to ensure a minimum of a year's growth in a year's worth of time. Identification in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is an ongoing and continuous process to develop an awareness of student capabilities and needs. All students, kindergarten through 12th grade, are considered for identification. Regardless of identification, the district will focus on providing services for all students. All students will receive a research-based, high-quality education in the classroom.

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