Assessment & GT Information

Assessment Info

To find out more about our State and District Testing Information, please click  here:  Parent Assessment Info. 

To see the district-wide assessment calendars, please click here:  Assessment Calendar & Plan.

Parents/Guardians:  As required by state law, we are informing you that you have two options in the Aurora Public School District to opt your children out of state testing if you wish to do so.  Here are those options, with corresponding deadlines:

Gifted and Talented Information

Definition of Gifted and Talented

Gifted children means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose aptitude or competence in abilities, talents, and potential for accomplishment in one or more domains are so exceptional or developmentally advanced that they require special provisions to meet their educational programming needs.

Gifted students include gifted students with disabilities (i.e. twice exceptional) and students with exceptional abilities or potential from all socio-economic and ethnic, cultural populations. Gifted students are capable of high performance, exceptional production, or exceptional learning behavior by virtue of any or a combination of these areas of giftedness:

Gifted Children’s Bill of Rights

Gifted children have the right to:

Written by Del Siegle (NAGC President, 2007 - 2009)

Referral for Gifted Identification

Teachers, school staff, parents, students, and community members may refer a student to go through the gifted identification process.  A body of evidence including classroom work samples, assessment data, and surveys from a variety of stakeholders will be reviewed to make a determination of gifted or high potential ability following guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). If you have any questions, please contact the school’s GT Facilitator, Julie Carpenter, at

Gifted Identification Referral Form

Contact Person

GT Facilitator
Julie Carpenter