Grades 1 - 4 Identification
Students in grades 1-4 may be assessed for Gifted Education at the request of a teacher or parent. If not previously taken, the initial step is administration of the CogAT 7 Cognitive Abilities Test.This assessment is comprised of three different batteries: Verbal, Quantitative and Non-verbal. Each of these batteries has 3 sub-tests so students are assessed in 9 unique ways of thinking and processing. Depending on the CogAT score, more information may need to be gathered in the areas of performance, classroom achievement, and behavior characteristics. This portfolio of information may include but is not limited to the following:
Names are removed from the portfolio contents; only a student identification number is used during the review process. Each portfolio is reviewed by a team to determine identification for gifted and talented education. If identified, the committee also determines the appropriate level of programming for that student. Parents are notified regarding this decision and provided information concerning future action.
Levels of Programming
Elementary Appeals Process
At the request of a parent or guardian, the following appeals process will begin. The costs of assessments administered during the appeals process are the family's responsibility.
Requests should be sent to Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher.
* The cost of the Woodcock-Johnson assessment is $150.