The identification process in Poudre School District uses a “body of evidence” for students being considered for gifted education services.

             The Body of Evidence consists of the following categories:

Achievement Scores:


Intellectual Ability Scores:

  • Cognitive Abilities Test (cogAT)

Behavior Characteristics:

  • Scales for Identifying Gifted and Talented (SIGS)


  • Portfolios, Grades, Juried Exhibitions

Other Assessment:

  • Torrence Test of Creative Thinking

For more information, please visit the Gifted and Talented Website on Identification in PSD.

"Overview of Gifted in PSD"

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.