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High Ability Identification Process

Process/Procedures

  • Use trend data throughout the school year; beginning, middle and end of year data
  • Assess all Kindergarten, 5th and 8th grade students using CogAT for Ability:  screen all students and give the full CogAT to the top 20% of students. Assess all new students to the district using CogAT.
  • Reassess all K students and students prior to entering middle and high school for ability using CogAT as needed.
  • Assess all K-8 students with  NWEA for Achievement for Reading and Math three times per year (BOY, MOY, EOY)
  • Qualitative Data will be used as a third indicator of High Ability.  This will be determined and used 2017-2018
  • Identification Team will meet annually to discuss which students will be placed into the High Ability program.
  • High Ability Building Liaison and/or High Ability Coordinator will copy and send a letter home to parents, caregivers notifying them of High Ability Status and programming for the next school year.
  • Appropriate programming will be put in place to meet the needs of each student.
  • Ongoing monitoring through data meetings will be implemented to ensure that the programming is meeting the needs of the students.
 
General Intellectual
*NWEA Reading 96% or Above OR CogAT Verbal age Percentile 96% or Above
*NWEA Math 96% or Above OR CogAT Quantitative Age Percentile 96% or
Above
 
Reading Only
*NWEA Reading 96% or Above OR CogAT Verbal age Percentile 96% or Above

Math Only
*NWEA Math 96% or Above OR CogAT Quantitative Age Percentile 96% or Above
Qualitative Data will be used as a third indicator of High Ability. This will be determined and used 2017-2018