Terms & Definitions

BCT: Building Consultation Team

A group of educators brought together within a school to assess the specific 
needs of individual students, including those who are gifted and talented. The input of parents and student is crucial to a BCT.

DEP: Differentiated Educational Plan

A personalized plan created by a BCT or similar group to lay our the services planned for a gifted and talented student beyond the regular classroom. This may include subject acceleration or other placement alternatives.


The wide range of services or activities in the Manitowoc Public School District which help gifted and talented students develop their capabilities.

NUMATS: NOrthwestern University's Midwest Academic Talent Search

An identification tool in which middle school students who score at the 95% or higher on a standardized test may take the SAT, ACT, or EXPLORE test for the purpose of discerning specific learning needs.