Gifted and Talented Advisory Council (GTAC)

  • The Gifted and Talented Advisory Council meets in the Administration Building, 800 S Taft Ave, the first Tuesday of the month, from 6-8 pm. The meetings are open to the public, however you must be a member of GTAC to participate in the discussions. GTAC meets in October, November, December, February, March, and May. January and April meetings are canceled due to holiday breaks.

    During the 2011-2012 school year, GTAC helped complete Thompson's State Performance Plan. This plan is submitted to the Colorado Department of Education and outlines the goals of our GT program for the next four years. This plan covers 2012-2016. Our goals for GT students in the district are: (more detail is provided beginning on page 8 of the state plan)

    AU SMART Goals: (all goals based on achieving a statistically significant increase as determined by 95% confidence intervals) Mean Growth Percentile:

    • Reading –By spring 2016, students identified as gifted in Language Arts in the Thompson School District will improve median CSAP growth percentiles in Reading by 5% (from 60 to 63).
    • Writing –By spring 2016, students identified as gifted in Language Arts in the Thompson School District will improve median CSAP growth percentiles in Writing by 6% (from 52 to 55).
    • Math –By spring 2016, students identified as gifted in Math in the Thompson School District will improve median CSAP growth percentiles in Math by 5% (from 56 to 59).

     

    Achievement: (all goals based on a achieving a statistically significant increase as determined by 95% confidence intervals)

    • Reading –By spring 2016, we will increase the percentage of students scoring advanced on Reading CSAP by 9%, from 42.7% to 46.5%.
    • Writing – By spring 2016, we will increase the percentage of students scoring advanced on Writing CSAP by 10%, from 41.7% to 45.9%.
    • Math – By spring 2016, we will increase the percentage of students scoring advanced on Math CSAP by 3%, from 81.1% to 83.5%.

    The full Program Plan is available here. Thompson Program Plan 12-16.pdf

    The focus for the 2015-2016 school year will be developing support for the mental health of gifted students in the district.

    For more information, please call the Gifted and Talented Office at: (970-613-5058) or (5057).