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Gifted and Talented


As a positive means of identifying students as candidates for the Gifted/Talented Program, the Richland Parish School System has set the following eligibility criteria for screening:

Kindergarten-Second Grade:
Students referred to the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) in these grades, will be screened by Pupil Appraisal Services using a criterion referenced measure that evidences high performance in academic and intellectual aptitude, demonstrated by screening results which fall in the 90-95 percentile range in reading and math.

Third-Twelfth Grade:
Students referred to the School Building Level Committee (SBLC) in these grades, shall meet screening criteria by scoring at least one Advanced Level and one Mastery Level on the district-wide assessment (i.e., iLEAP, LEAP), in reading and math.
Any student who meets the parish screening criteria, will be tested for the Gifted/Talented program using the Criteria for Eligibility (Chapter 9, Part C) of the state requirements for classification found in Bulletin 1508-Pupil Appraisal Handbook-Title 28 Education Part C1.

For further information, please contact the principal of the school where the student attends or Joyce Smith, Supervisor, Pupil Appraisal Services, Richland Parish School Board, 318.728.5964 ext. 243.










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The Richland Parish School System will provide a comprehensive educational foundation and safe learning environment for all students. Students will demonstrate mastery of skills needed to be lifelong learners. It is our system's purpose to develop the whole child to his/her fullest potential. Excellence will be expected from each employee and student in the system.