Steps for AIG Placement

Academically and/or Gifted (AIG) Placement Process  

  • A student must be nominated for AIG evaluation by parent, teacher, or himself/herself.  

  • Parent or guardian must sign Permission to Evaluate consent form giving the AIG Specialist the right to review the student's cumulative folder and administer any required tests.

  • The AIG Specialist collects all available information about the student's classroom grades, achievement scores (EOG), and aptitude scores. 

  • If necessary, the AIG Specialist administers standardized achievement or aptitude tests to the student.

  • AIG Specialist presents documentation to the Academically Intellectually Gifted Identification Team (AIGIT).  The AIGIT reviews all data collected and recommends appropriate action related to the student's demonstrated need for differentiation.  The AIGIT consists of a school administrator or designee, the AIG Specialist, and two classroom teachers who are licensed or endorsed in gifted education.

  • In order to qualify for the AIG Program, students must meet the minimum in the following criteria:

    • Grades of A's or B's in reading or math (most recently completed semester or year)

    • Teacher recommendation

    • Aptitude of ninetieth percentile or above

    • Achievement score of ninety-third percentile or above on reading standardized test

    • Achievement score of ninety-third percentile or above on mathematics standardized test

The school-based AIG Specialist notifies the parents/guardians of the AIGIT's decision and student's testing results within fifty school days of the parent's signature on the Permission to Evaluate document.  

For additional information, view the pdf by clicking on this link, Buncombe County's AIG Plan.