April 5, 2019—Beginning today, Shaker Heights Schools families will receive mailed letters regarding gifted identification of students. To review the District’s previous message regarding this process, please click here.
Shaker Heights Schools has been working diligently to develop a consistent District-wide process for gifted identification of students. To that end, these letters notify families that their students have met a benchmark for gifted identification either this year or in a previous academic year (most likely when the student was in Grade 2 or 5). While every effort has been made to complete a thorough review of historic databases and student records, we realize that some families may not receive a letter though their student may have met a benchmark for gifted identification.
Any parents/guardians who would like the District to conduct a review of their student's NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments (or other approved assessments) for the purpose of gifted identification should contact their student's building principal. The District will complete a records review and inform parents/guardians whether the student met the identification benchmark.
Thank you for your patience and support as we implement this new process.