Gifted Identification

Gifted Testing Information

Each year, the Nordonia Hills District follows the State of Ohio guidelines for testing and identifying potentially gifted students.  Our 2nd, and 4th grade students take the district ability assessment and achievement reading and math test in the Fall during District Testing.  These scores help assist us screen students  for gifted services.

In November and April,  students may be  referred by teachers or parents for additional assessments.  Students for whom this may be appropriate:
1.  Students who are new to our district and do not have current (given in the past 24 months) test scores from their previous school, but who do have documented superior acacemic performance.  Refer these students for the Superior Cognitive Ability Test.

2.  Students who have previous test scores (given in the past 24 months) that were *close to State and district criteria for gifted identification and/or gifted services.
(*Ability or IQ score of 125 - 130) Refer these students for the Superior Cognitive Ability.
(*Achievement score of 92% or above)  Refer these students for Specific Academic Ability.

If  you would like to refer your child, please contact Shawn Jividen, Gifted Consultant at 330-945-5600 or by email at

For Fall testing contact Shawn by October 28th and Spring testing by February 28th. 

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