Transfer Students with GT Identification
The Exceptional Children’s Education Act (ECEA) requires that a student who moves from one district in Colorado to another district in the state retains his/her gifted identification. This concept is referred to as “portability.”
Transfer of students from schools in Colorado
When a student moves into the district, there will be a review of the new student’s advanced learning plan (ALP) within 45 days of enrollment. Parents will be notified within 60 days of any revisions and additions to the plan. If the receiving district’s gifted review team determines the previous district identified the student using criteria not aligned to state guidelines, the rule for portability does not apply.
Transfer of students from out of state
The rule for portability does not apply to students moving into Colorado from another state. However, the receiving school should review the student’s records for evidence of giftedness, and then determine whether an additional assessment is necessary to confirm if the student meets Colorado criteria for gifted identification.
Military Children's Compact Agreement
The Compact states: The receiving state school shall initially honor placement of the student in educational programs based on current educational assessments conducted at the school in the sending state or participation/placement in like programs in the sending state. Such programs include, but are not limited to: 1) gifted and talented programs; and 2) English as a second language (ESL). This does not preclude the school in the receiving state from performing subsequent evaluations to ensure appropriate placement of the student.
When an identified student who is on an advanced learning plan transfers out of the district, his/her ALP and Student Profile will be sent with other student records to the new school.