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Gifted and Talented Program

Gifted and Talented Vision

The East Hartford Public Schools’ Gifted and Talented Program is committed to delivering an individualized program that further promotes the exceptionalities of children who demonstrate evidence of higher performance capability in academics and/or the arts than their same age peers.

According to the Connecticut Gifted and Talented Laws, students should be identified based on their performance on multiple, relevant standardized measures. 

East Hartford Public School’s children are identified at the beginning of grade 4 through the use of:

  • Teacher input
  • STAR Reading and/or Mathematics top 5%
  • Smarter Balanced scores of a 4 in Reading and/or Mathematics
  • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) top 75%
  • Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT2) score of 130 or higher

A composite of all measures is used to identify gifted students who show extraordinary learning abilities.  Identified gifted students are serviced in grades 4 and 5.

Program Continuum:

  • Grade 4/5: Services provided across schools
  • Grade 6-8: Identified students select honors classes or IB
  • Grades 9-12: Identified students select A/P, IB or Music/Arts Program Options

  Marcia Huddy
  Supervisor of Professional
  Development, Program
  Improvement and
  Gifted and Talented
  Work: 860-622-5132
  Fax:   860-622-5124

  Ellen Delgado
  Elementary Instructional
  Specialist for Literacy

  Jaime Pitkin
  Elementary Instructional
  Specialist for Mathematics

  Jillian Romman
  Elementary Instructional
  Specialist for Science

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  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2012 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2013 Award Ribbon
  • Hartford Courant Top Work Places 2016 Award Ribbon
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