RRISD Talented and Gifted (TAG) Services Overview
The Round Rock ISD Programs for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students provide instructional opportunities and other services designed to meet the unique needs of students with significantly advanced general intellectual ability and/or specific subject matter aptitude in language arts, science, social studies and/or mathematics.These programs shall provide an appropriately differentiated curriculum and ensure the students are instructed in all essential elements and demonstrate an acceptable degree of mastery. As needed, the services will modify delivery of instruction for students by accelerating and/or providing for greater depth, more complex content, and enrichment activities. TAG classes and/or services are available in kindergarten-12th grades. Teachers serving identified TAG students have met the state requirements necessary for assignment of gifted and talented students.
RRISD TAG Services Goal
The general goal of TAG services is to provide a differentiated educational experience for gifted and talented students in the district.
RRISD TAG Services Objectives
• Identify students in kindergarten through grade twelve (K-12) to be served in Talented and Gifted Programs.
• Identify the abilities and needs of each gifted and talented student to provide appropriate services.
• Implement evaluation procedures to assess student progress/performance in services and to evaluate procedures for effective services, service continuation, service refinement, and service expansion.
• Develop and/or identify appropriate curricula, instruction, and materials to support services and student goals.
• Provide trained professionals, teachers, administrators, and counselors on each campus with knowledge and skills necessary to provide services for the gifted and talented students and implement services for identified students.
• Involve parents and community members in the implementation of talented and gifted services.