• Student Identification


    Identification Process: Students must meet the high ability target in at least two areas.

    Kindergarten - Second Grade

    • Parents and/or teachers may request testing by the corporation school psychologists to assess student academic abilities
    • Kindergarten through grade two students are referred by the classroom teacher based on classroom performance and/or classroom assessments
    • NWEA student scores -

                             A student must score 95% or higher on the Math and/or Reading

                             assessments

    Grade Three - Grade Twelve

    • Parents and/or teachers may request testing by the corporation school psychologists to assess student academic abilities
    • Teachers are provided with corporation data that has predetermined student high ability status
    • Teachers may make referrals for students to be considered for high ability programming
    • Assessments used for identification:

           ISTEP+ Exam - A student should score Pass+ on the Math and/or

                             English/LA portion of the exam.

                             NWEA Test Scores - A student should score 95% or higher on the Math,

                             Reading, and/or Language Arts assessments.

    Students' high ability status is posted on PowerSchool under Programs for parents and teachers to use.

    If additional testing is needed or requested, the school psychologist will be utilized to perform classroom observations, assessments, and/or testing.

    If a student does not maintain the standards of a high ability student, a student may be excluded from participation in programs and/or activities until classroom performance improves.