How do I become a CLUE student?
The Shelby County Schools Gifted Education Eligibility Process
The Referral Process for Local Enrichment CLUE (Grades K-2)
Parents and teachers of students in early grades who have identified their student as reading two grade levels above their current grade assignment are invited to refer the student by completing this form: https://bit.ly/CLUEtest22
This is the first step in the process for all students in grades K-2. Testing will be completed by a trained CLUE teacher as time permits.
The Referral Process for Screening for a Gifted IEP (All Grades)
There are multiple ways to refer students to determine identification of talented and gifted eligibility and appropriate services. According to Tennessee Department of Education, a parent or a school district employee may refer a child for an evaluation to determine if the child has a disability. If a student is suspected of having an educational disability at any time, they may be referred by:
*Regardless of the source of the nomination, the parent must agree and sign consent for the required testing only after current vision and hearing testing has been passed. Testing will be completed and parents will be invited to an eligibility meeting within 60 days of the date the signed consent was received by the CLUE Teacher or the CLUE Office.
The Universal Screening Process
is used after each benchmark assessment to help identify students in Grades K-8 who may need gifted services.
The TDOE requires specific paperwork to be completed and assessed during a comprehensive gifted evaluation. Below are digital copies of the paperwork to be completed by parents and/or teachers.
Forms may be completed digitally and emailed to the CLUE teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. For assistance with completing a form, you may reach us at 901-416-0155 or email@example.com.
The TNPIF (TN Parent Information Form) provided here are for parents and are provided in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.
These two forms are for teachers to complete - TN Creative Thinking Checklist (TNCreat) and TN Teacher Observation Form (TNTOC).
*Parents may choose which teachers complete which form. Feel free to email the form directly to the teacher and ask the teacher to complete the form and return it to the CLUE teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
– Pearl S. Buck