Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know what level to select for my gifted child?

Our general guidelines for gifted children are as follows:

  • Gifted 5 year olds use the Age 5-7 level. (for kindergarten)
  • Gifted 6 year olds use the Age 6-8 level. (for 1st grade)
  • Gifted 7 year olds use the Age 7-9 level. (for 2nd grade)
  • Gifted 8 year olds use the Age 8-10 level. (for 3rd grade)
Because the literature selections in the Age 8-10 curriculum are challenging, this age level can also be used successfully with most gifted 9-year olds as well. When an activity provides multiple options, you will usually want to select the more challenging option.

Moving Beyond the Page is designed for a typical gifted child who is functioning one or two grade levels ahead of the average. If your child is functioning more than two levels ahead, you may want to consider moving up a level higher than our suggested guidelines.

We know that gifted children can have varying levels of ability in different areas. We also recognize that gifted learners can be gifted in one area and may have a learning disability in another. This is why we offer a flexible program that can be tailored to meet your individual child's needs.

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