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Identification & Continuum of Services

Identification:


Students are identified using multiple criteria including academic performance, reading levels, benchmark assessments, teacher and parent recommendations, standardized tests scores (including the CogAT), district placement tests, intellectual ability, and degree of self-motivation. Students are identified for the continuum of services listed below on a yearly basis.


Continuum of Services:

Services Offered

Responsibility

Population Served

Description

Differentiated Instruction

Classroom Teachers

Students in Grades PreK-12

Teachers customize instruction, activities, and assessments to meet the needs of all learners. The district supports Universal Design for Learning with strategies for differentiation. Examples of differentiation would be challenging learners with higher level texts based on reading levels, project based assignments to showcase mastery with content and skills, and small group instruction in ELA and Math.

Cluster Grouping 

Classroom Teachers

Students in Grades K-8

Students that have been identified as Gifted and Talented may be clustered in a classroom for small group instruction. This allows teachers to provide for more challenging activities during small group instruction in ELA and Math. 

Gifted and Talented Enrichment

Classroom Teachers 

Students in Grades 3-5 

Students that meet the identification criteria are selected to participate in Gifted and Talented enrichment class at Delran Intermediate School. Students complete activities and  projects that focus on higher level thinking skills and problem solving in the areas of STEM and the Humanities. 

Accelerated Math

Classroom Teachers

Students in Grades 4-8

Accelerated Math delivers the mathematics curriculum at an accelerated pace and focuses on high levels of rigor critical thinking skills in the area of mathematics for those students that qualify. The Accelerated Math courses compact the mathematics curriculum with the overall goal of preparing students for Honors and Advanced Placement courses in mathematics in high school. 

Accelerated ELA

Classroom Teachers

Students in Grades 6-8

Accelerated ELA focuses on high levels of rigor and promotes critical thinking skills in the areas of reading and writing for students that qualify. Some methods that may be used by teachers include book clubs that infuse choice at higher reading levels and classroom instruction that promotes critical thinking skills, collaboration with peers, and open-ended questions and assignments. The goal of accelerated courses is to prepare students for Honors and Advanced Placement courses in high school. 

Honors and Advanced Placement

Classroom Teachers

Students in Grades 9-12

Delran Township School District offers a variety of Honors and Advanced Placement courses for students in grades 9-12. Students must meet criteria which can be found in the Delran High School Program of Studies.


Process for questions, concerns, or complaints regarding compliance with the Strengthening Gifted and Talented Education Act under NJ 18A:35-38: Please refer to Delran BOE Regulation 9130, Section D.
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