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How to Refer a Child
There are three distinct pathways for students who may be in need of gifted services. For more information, you can contact the Office of Gifted Services at (615) 333-5175.


Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

ENCORE Fall & Summer Testing Individual Screening Child Find Screening*

MNPS General Education Process

  • K-3 pool identified via reading level(s) (2 above) and referral
  • 3-8 pool identified via TCAP (avg. 8 stanine in comp. reading and math)
  • Student qualifies for Encore only

Tennessee Special Education Process

  • Anyone may refer through a support team
  • Student qualifies for Encore and may need additional services through IEP
  • Any grade level, PK-12

Tennessee Special Education Process

  • Grade level 4 in MNPS
  • Required by TN and OCR
  • Teachers evaluate each student and refer
  • Student qualifies for Encore and may need additional services through IEP

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*Child Find
screenings occur during the 4th grade to utilize available TCAP data; however, a child may be referred through the support team for individual screening at anytime by anyone.
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