Gifted and Talented Mathematics
The Flemington-Raritan School District utilizes an accelerated program for Gifted and Talented Mathematics. Starting with third grade, students are identified to participate in G&T mathematics courses. These classes are taught in a pull-out setting by a G&T mathematics teacher. The students are consistently one year ahead in the mathematics standards as compared to their grade level peers. After fifth grade, there are three potential levels of mathematics. Students in G&T Math 5 will progress to Pre-Algebra in sixth grade, followed by Algebra I in seventh grade and Geometry in eighth grade. Please refer to the Mathematics curriculum page for a detailed course sequence chart.
It is important to recognize that students who join the Gifted and Talented Mathematics program are skipping standards. Since mathematics is sequential and each course is the foundation for the next, students and parents are urged to consider this option carefully. It is strongly suggested that students review the grade level standards that they may miss upon joining the Gifted and Talented Mathematics program. For example, the students entering G&T Math 3 should review the third grade mathematics standards to ensure thorough and complete understanding.
Students are identified for the Gifted and Talented Mathematics program using multiple criteria. Included in our screening process is a review of a child’s performance on the PARCC Mathematics standardized assessment, teacher input, and results from abilities tests. Since there are multiple criteria, no one criterion is the basis for entrance into the class.
In February of every year, the formal process for identifying potentially gifted learners begins for students in Grades 2-7.
- Students in 2nd grade can be nominated by their parents and/or teachers. All nominees will be offered the opportunity to take the CogAT-7 assessment.
- Students in 3rd and 5th grades are all screened for giftedness and participate in CogAT-7 testing.
- Students in 4th grade can be nominated by their parents and/or teachers but must meet minimum criteria.
For more information about the Gifted and Talented Mathematics program or entrance criteria, please contact your school's gifted specialist:
Barley Sheaf School
Copper Hill School
Francis A. Desmares School
Robert Hunter School
Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
Supervisor for Mathematics