Identification Process
The identification process has three levels that give children an opportunity to show their potential giftedness. Pre-assessment strategies apply to all students and serve to create a pool of students for screening and identification. Screening strategies incorporate whole grade level testing done in the spring. Assessment strategies provide additional data necessary for an identification decision. Students may be identified in the latter two stages of the process if appropriate data is available. Tests are chosen from the state approved list of tests. The scores for determining giftedness are set and published in the Ohio Revised Code.

Data obtained as part of the identification process then may be used to determine appropriate educational services. It is important to note that services are not mandated under this Code. Each district may choose which areas to serve and in what method.