GT Assessment Calendar

CFB Student GT Assessment Application Window

ACE/Campus Grades K - 10:  October 1, 2020 – March 5, 2021

LEAP (already ACE identified) Grades K - 5:  October 1, 2020 – April 16, 2021

Non CFB Student GT Assessment Application Window

ACE Elementary Grades K – 5: Request GT assessment after student begins school in CFB

ACE Secondary Grades 6 - 10: Apply January 5 – July 20, 2021 (Test dates 6/8/21 & 7/27/21)

LEAP Grades PK – 5: Apply January 5, 2021 – April 16, 2021

  • For more information about our two gifted and talented programs, please visit our ACE/LEAP Program Design link on the Advanced Academic Services Department page.
  • Families who express interest in GT assessment (including LEAP) after the application deadline will be asked to make a request for assessment to the student’s CFB school counselor at the start of the next school year.

GT Assessment Procedures for CFB students:

To request GT assessment (ACE) for your CFB student please contact your child’s campus counselor.

If your child has participated in any standardized testing within two calendar years from another district, it is important that you provide us with those results prior to testing.

Middle and high school students seeking GT ACE placement for 2021-22 year after March 5th should see their counselor to request testing held on either June 8th or July 27th, 2021.

GT LEAP assessment may be considered following ACE placement.  Recommendation can be made by the campus, the student, or the parent.  The LEAP program is designed to meet the needs of students in the highly gifted range; evidence that the student may be functioning in that range is required prior to LEAP assessment.  To request LEAP evaluation for your child please submit a LEAP INTEREST form (found on Advanced Academic Services Department site) by April 16, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students applying for LEAP assessment will be required to attend a short pre-screening to determine readiness for GT evaluation. 
  • In order to start the process and to be scheduled for a pre-screening appointment please submit a LEAP INTEREST form for your child (found on Advanced Academic Services Department site) by April 16, 2021.

GT Assessment Procedures for students NOT ENROLLED in CFB:

FOR ALL NEW STUDENTS:  Be sure to start your child’s application for school here: https://www.cfbisd.edu/students/school-choice

If your child has participated in any standardized testing within two calendar years from another district, it is important that you provide us with those results prior to assessment.

GT ACE assessment K – 5: after child starts CFB school, request assessment from campus counselor.

GT ACE assessment for secondary students entering grades 6-10 not enrolled in CFB who desire GT programming for the next school year will occur on Tuesday, June 8, 2021; or Tuesday, July 27, 2021.  Please email Stacy Carroll:  carrolls@cfbisd.edu at least one week in advance of these dates.

If you wish to have your current pre-K through 5th grade child evaluated for entry into the GT LEAP program, please fill out and submit the LEAP INTEREST form (found on Advanced Academic Services Department site) January 5, 2021 – April 16, 2021.

  • Pre-Kindergarten students through first grade students applying for LEAP assessment will be required to attend a short pre-screening to determine readiness for GT evaluation. 
  • In order to start the process and to be scheduled for a pre-screening appointment please submit a LEAP INTEREST form for your child (found on Advanced Academic Services Department site) January 5, 2021 – April 16, 2021.