​GT Model in the Classroom


    To successfully meet the individual needs of all students at Lafayette Elementary, current, research-based teaching methods include:

    Acceleration- moving students at a faster pace through academic content. This might include single-subject or grade level acceleration. These models engage the student in learning at a rate that equals their individual learning style.

    Ability/Skill Grouping - the flexible regrouping of students based on individual instructional needs. Flexible math and reading groups within the classroom, grade level, or cross-grade levels allow for individual student’s needs to be met.

    Curriculum Compacting - an instructional strategy in which a student’s grasp of a subject area is frequently reassessed by the instructor, and following demonstration of mastery of the subject, the student is allowed to progress to the next level or is given core in-depth work in the same subject area. The regular curriculum is covered at a faster pace based on pre-assessment of abilities.

    Differentiation - Modifications of programming and instruction are made within the regular classroom based on a student’s academic need and intellectual ability.

    Enrichment - the enhancement of the curricular program with additional opportunities for learning. (See “Enrichment” section for details.)

    Integrated learning - the collaboration of arts and academics. Class reports may be expanded through dramatic interpretations and plays. The relationship between music and poetry or literature and social studies may be explored in more depth. The possible combinations are endless.

    Pull-out program - consists of classes and activities that are held during the school day but outside the regular classroom. Students work with other high ability learners who have strengths in a common area.