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Gifted and Talented Program

EHPS Gifted and Talented Vision

The East Hartford Public Schools’ Gifted and Talented Program is committed to delivering an individualized program that further promotes the exceptionalities of children who demonstrate evidence of higher performance capability in academics and/or the arts than their same age peers.

According to the CT Gifted and Talented Laws, students should be identified based on their performance on multiple, relevant standardized measures. 

East Hartford Public School’s children are identified through the use of:

  • Teacher input
  • STAR Reading and/or Mathematics top 5%
  • Smarter Balanced scores of a 4 in Reading and/or Mathematics
  • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) top 75%
  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT2) score of 130 or higher

A composite of all measures is used to identify gifted students who show extraordinary learning abilities.

Program Continuum:

  • Grade 4/5: Services provided across schools
  • Grade 6-8: Identified students select Honors Team or IB
  • Grades 9-12: Identified students select A/P, IB or Music/Arts Program Options

Gifted instructors:

Please direct any questions to:

Marcia Huddy
Supervisor of Professional Development, Program Improvement and Gifted & Talented

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