Alliance Fall Newsletter 2015

Gifted and Talented Referrals

The Office of Advanced Academics has adopted a district-wide testing timeline this year. If you would like to refer your Kindergarten-5th grade child for Klein’s Gifted and Talented Program, please stop by the campus and pick up a referral packet from the front office.

If you have questions about referring your child for G/T, please contact the Kaiser counselor, Katie Simac at, or visit the Advanced Academics website for additional information.

For enrolled students in the Klein ISD 2015-16

08/24/15 GT “Call for Referral” window opens
09/25/15 GT “Call for Referral” window closes; Referral Packet due to campus
09/28/15 K-11 Evaluation Window opens (Window includes all forms of data collection and review)
02/23/16 GT Services Notification letters sent home
03/01/16 Kindergarten services begin
03/08/16 Last Day for parents to request a Campus Appeal
04/19/16 Campus Appeal decision sent home
05/02/16 Last Day for parent request a District Appeal

Spring Testing 2016

The Spring testing cycle is only for students who were not enrolled in the Klein ISD schools when the above testing “for enrolled students” took place. This includes students who transferred into Klein ISD after the Call for Referral period listed above. Students who were enrolled in the Klein ISD who could have been referred during the “For Students Enrolled in the Klein ISD” testing cycle itemized above are NOT eligible for the testing cycle in the spring, but referrals can be kept on file for the next fall testing cycle.

01/05/16 GT Spring Referral window opens
01/22/16 GT Spring Referral window closes
02/01/16 Spring Testing Window opens
02/23/16 Kindergarten GT Notification letters sent home
03/07/16 Grades 1-11 GT Notification letters sent home
03/24/16 Deadline for parent to request a Campus Appeal
03/28—04/08/16 Campus Appeals window
04/29/16 Campus Appeal decisions sent home
05/13/16 Deadline for parent to request a district appeal
05/30—6/02/16 District appeals window 

Texas Peformance Standards Project

The Texas Performance Standards Project

GT Contacts

Kaiser Contact - Mrs. Katie Simac –
KaiserTeacher Liaison - Mrs. Laura Byrum –

Kaiser GT Coordinator - Mrs. Rhonda Glasco –

Duke TIP information

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential. Get your information today!!!