GT Identification Process

  • According to Texas Education Code, "gifted and talented student" means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:

    • exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
    • possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or




  • Bastrop ISD conducts GT screening in Kinder through Sixth Grade in January of each school year. A parent, teacher, campus counselor, and/or other interested persons may initiate the screening process for a student. Parents/ guardians must complete the Permission to Test form and Home Rating Scale to begin the screening process. Parents/ guardians will be notified in writing of the results at the end of February. Newly identified students will receive services starting in March.  GT trained teachers serve GT identified students at elementary campuses using a pull out model and during the advisory period for sixth grade. 

    Multiple sources are used for Kindergarten-Grade 6 GT identification including:

    1. Grade appropriate ability test
    2. Grade appropriate creativity test
    3. Parent Home Survey
    4. Teacher School Survey
    5. Student Profile



  • Middle school and high school students are served in the core content areas of science, social studies, math, and language arts through differentiation in the classroom including Honors, Advanced Placement,  and Dual Credit classes.

    If you have questions about Bastrop ISD's GT program, please contact the Coordinator of Advanced Academics, Cheryl Pinkston at 512-772-7257 or