Gifted and Talented Identification Updates


Gifted and Talented Identification Updates for 2019-2020 (Updated June, 10, 2020)

Due to the emergency closure of schools ordered by Gov. Larry Hogan there are some changes to the GT Identification process for the 2019-2020 school year. These changes are outlined below.

  • Grade 2: GT testing and Identification will be postponed until the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Grade 3 and 5: GT testing took place prior to the school closure. For the 2019-2020 school year, identification will be a central office based process.
    • If a student was tested for GT identification their parent/guardian will receive a mailed letter in late August which will indicate whether or not the student met the GT Identification criteria.
    • If a student did not meet the GT Identification criteria, their parent/guardian may use the link below to request that the student participate in the next opportunity to be rescreened.
    • A live link to request rescreening will be available on this page after the letters have been mailed.
  • 2020-2021 Instructional recommendations for reading and mathematics were determined by the school as part of the articulation process. Please contact your child's school if you have questions regarding enrichment opportunities.
  • If you have any questions about the changes in the GT Identification for 2019-2020 due to school closures, please call AEI at 240-740-3110 and leave a message.

To learn more about the MCPS GT Identification Process and the criteria for GT designation please see: Elementary Gifted and Talented Identification and Instructional Recommendation Process or visit the MCPS AEI website.

If you have questions in the fall, please contact the Lake Seneca Gifted and Talented Liaison, Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cox at 240-740-0280 or