SIPPI - Gifted and Talented Identification Updates for 2019-2020

SIPPI : 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