It is the goal of DPS to provide all of our students with appropriate academic services. When there is a disagreement on matters pertaining to the identification, evaluation and eligibility for gifted services the District Resolution Dispute Process may be initiated.
Written appeals based on one of the following criteria will be considered:
- A condition or circumstance believed to have caused a misinterpretation of the testing results and or district data included in the body of evidence (for example, an incorrect birth date or grade level used in calculation of the student’s score).
- An extraordinary circumstance occurred during the testing period that may negatively affect the validity of the test results such as a death in the family or extreme physical ailment.
- The suspicion of an error in the administration of the assessment. For example: The designated proctor did not follow assessment prescribed protocols. Testing day or time of assessment within the school day are not considered to be errors in administration.
- A misapplication or miscalculation of the scores by the selection committee.
- Outside testing will not be considered as a reason for appeal.
Written appeals must include your name, address, phone number, email, the student’s name, date of birth, school of attendance, and a reason for the appeal based on the above criteria. Appeals must be completed and received in the district office within ten (10) business days following the notification of identification decision. Please send appeals to: Attention: Appeal Review Team Gifted and Talented Department/ 1860 Lincoln Street 8th Floor NE / Denver, CO 80203
All appeals will go before the Appeal Review Team, and you will be notified of the decision by email. The team may contact you for additional information if necessary.
The decision of the Appeal Review Team is final.