Most students are nominated for consideration in the AIG program by their teachers, but parents may also request their child be screened by contacting their child's teacher, the principal, or the school's AIG teacher. Once a child has been referred and with parent permission, the AIG teacher will gather data as outlined in the county's identification criteria including, but not limited to, aptitude or achievement tests, classroom grades, and observational survey data. Additional testing may be required. Referral for the AIG program does not ensure testing, identification, and/or placement in the AIG program. A transfer student from outside the district, who is already identified as gifted, will be accepted into the AIG program in Lincoln County. The level of service will be determined by Lincoln County's local criteria.