Gifted Program


Ohio defines a student who is gifted as one who “performs or shows potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment” (Ohio Revised Code 3324.01).

Public school districts (city, local, and exempted village) are required to identify students in grades K-12 for gifted identification in the following areas:

  • Superior cognitive ability;

  • ​Specific academic ability: mathematics, reading/writing, science, and social studies;

  • Creative thinking ability; and

  • Visual or performing arts ability: dance, drama, music, and visual arts.

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is administered to all students in grades 2 and 4, annually. Additionally, for those identified for reassessment in the area of Critical Thinking, the Scales for Rating the Behavioral Characteristics of Superior Students is utilized.