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Consulting Services and Program Review

Reimagine your gifted education services using a talent development framework with a focus on equity and inclusion.

The Benefits of Collaborating with CTD

Center for Talent Development (CTD) has been a leader in the fields of gifted education and talent development for almost 40 years, engaging in high-quality research, developing enrichment and accelerated programs for students, and providing professional learning opportunities for educators. We tailor services to address your needs and priorities, from brief consultations to year-long projects.

Discuss a customized consulting package that meets your goals and budget with one of our expert staff members.

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Program Review

Programs should reflect best practices, meet state and national guidelines, and have demonstrable impact. CTD will help assess your services and set priorities for improvement. Comprehensive program reviews can be customized to your goals and budget, but typically include:

  • Presentations to school or district leaders and stakeholders
  • Stakeholder surveys based on the National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC) Pre-K – Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards
  • Stakeholder focus groups
  • Classroom observations
  • Above-grade-level assessment of students

Following the review, CTD provides a report with recommendations in each priority area identified.  

Program review costs are generally between $5,000 and $15,000, but vary based on review components and size of the project.

"The review offered several recommendations, priorities and a wealth of resources.  The staff was more than willing to lead and coach us in the implementation of their recommendations.  Due to our partnership with them, we better understand the needs of our stakeholders, strengths of our program, and goals for the future.  I highly recommend!"

- Jennifer Way, Director of District Improvement, Kankakee School District 111

Policy Review

Does your school or district need a new acceleration policy or help with identification procedures? CTD staff members are available to discuss your needs, share research and recommended practices, help review state and local guidelines, make recommendations, and help draft language for your policies and procedures. Policy consultations can be done on an hourly or project basis. Hourly rates start at $200.

Assessment and Data Review

Invest in an in-depth, hands-on session with a CTD assessment specialist, tailored to your data and desired outcomes. Topics may include:

  • School grade-level data analysis
  • Above-grade-level data analysis
  • Comparative analysis of data sets
  • Historical data analysis
  • Growth for advanced learners
  • Identification of trends for advanced learners
  • Needs identification and programming recommendations

Assessment and data consultations can be done on an hourly or project basis. Hourly rates start at $200.

 

Customized Consulting Packages

CTD can provide guidance on a variety of topics to help you improve your programs and services for advanced students and increase engagement with your stakeholders. Invest in consulting with CTD to help your school or district with the following:

  • Understanding talent development and defining giftedness
  • Adhering to identification best practices 
  • Implementing acceleration policies and understanding the scope of accelerative practices
  • Supporting and educating parents
  • Meeting the needs of advanced learners using a levels of service approach

Consultations can be done on an hourly or project basis. Hourly rates start at $200.

Ready to Get Started?

We would love to work with you! Contact us for more information or a quote.

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