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Arts Identification

Last Updated: 4/23/2020 2:14 PM


Visual & Performing Arts

Definition ( as defined in 704 KAR 3:285 –Gifted and Talented Services):

Possessing either demonstrated or potential ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in visual or performing arts and demonstrating the potential for outstanding aesthetic production, accomplishment, or creativity in areas such as art, music, drama, speech, and in activities requiring gross or fine motor skills.


Possible Areas of Identification:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance

Screening Tool: Jot Downs 

Classroom teachers or parent/guardian, along with teacher most responsible for delivering the specific area of visual or performing arts curriculum, will complete the Jot Down for each area in the fall.



Students listed in 14 out of the 16 boxes on the Jot Down will be invited to audition in front of a committee of “experts.” They will perform or present a showcase of their work in the area(s) of recommendation. At least two other pieces of evidence (including the audition) must be considered by the identification committee before a student receives services.  Auditions and art adjudications will happen in late fall before winter break.


Other Evidence May Include:

  • Teacher Nomination/Checklist
  • Parent Checklist
  • Letter of recommendation from  professional Art, Music, Drama, or Dance Teacher
  • Portfolio of Visual or Performing Ability
  • Awards or Critiques of Performance