A parent of one of my third graders contacted me about having her son tested for the mentally gifted program. She said she has been asking to have this done since he was in first grade. I emailed my principal about it, but received no response. Is the mentally gifted program considered special ed? I know that in special ed cases, if a parent requests testing, the school must test the child within 60 days. Does this happen for mentally gifted testing as well? If it does, I will advise the mother to write a letter. This poor lady has been very patient for several years now.