Home > School and Learning > Learning Differences > Gifted Education > TerraNova Test and Gifted Services
|

Expert Iconexpert advice MORE

TerraNova Test and Gifted Services

Gifted and Talented Expert Advice from Noreen H. Joslyn, LISW, ACSW

Q: My daughter received 98 and 99 percent on all the subjects in the TerraNova test. Is there anything special I should be doing for her?

A: The TerraNova test is a newer group achievement test that some school districts have purchased. Your result paper should also list how your daughter's percentiles compare to other kids locally and nationally for her age and grade.

She obviously has superior learning potential and I hope you will help her find challenging learning experiences. If your district has gifted services, they may consider her for entry. If not, find out what else they can offer her in the way of honors classes, fun clubs like language, science etc. Look through other areas on this website for suggestions about parenting gifted kids.

Since your child has a "learning difference," she deserves every opportunity to have her educational needs met, just the same as every other student with differences who may not be as fortunate as she is. The best learning advocate for any student -- and sometimes the only advocate -- is a parent.

More on: Expert Advice

Noreen Joslyn is a licensed independent social worker in the state of Ohio and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She has a master's degree in Social Work, specializing in family and children, from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a psychiatric social worker in private practice with Ken DeLuca, Ph.D. & Associates, where she counsels parents and children.


Please note: This "Expert Advice" area of FamilyEducation.com should be used for general information purposes only. Advice given here is not intended to provide a basis for action in particular circumstances without consideration by a competent professional. Before using this Expert Advice area, please review our General and Medical Disclaimers.

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

highlights

Join BIC on our mission to save handwriting and Fight For Your Write! Writing helps kids become better readers, boosts their confidence and sparks their creativity. Visit BICFightForYourWrite.com to sign our petition to save handwriting!

7 Fun Driveway and Sidewalk Games for Kids
Looking for classic outdoor games kids can play in the driveway or on the sidewalk, just like the good ol' days? From hopscotch to bubble-blowing contests, there's something for all ages!

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

Best Sun Safety Practices for Babies
Follow these sun safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe on the beach and on sunny days all year long.