Monitoring of student progress in G&T programs shall be an ongoing process that includes multiple criteria such as student attitude, performance and task commitment. Formal evaluation of Q.U.E.S.T. students will be required at certain points - upon entrance into the program and to continue in the program at the end of fourth grade. Students who have been accepted into Q.U.E.S.T. in grades 1-4 will remain eligible for participation through the end of fourth grade at which time they will be required to retest for continuance in the program. Students who have been accepted into Q.U.E.S.T. in grades 5-8 are eligible to participate through the end of eighth grade. Once students have been accepted into the E2 program, they are not required to retest for continuance in the program.
Exiting the Program
Occasionally, there may be students who are identified for G&T programs who do not perform at expected standards in the program. Before a final decision is made, the student's teacher, G&T teacher, and/or school administrator will speak with the student's parent/guardian and explain the procedural safeguards to request a review of the decision to exit the student.
The following guidelines specify when a student may be exited from G&T programs:
o Parental request for student to discontinue participation
o Repeated failure to complete assigned work
o Substantial difficulty in understanding work that other students do independently
o Consistent pattern of low grades
o Behavioral concerns
If a teacher or parent requests a student be exited, the student may not re-enter a G&T program during that school year. In order to return to a G&T program in the following or any subsequent year, the student must be retested and meet all entrance criteria.