• 5-7 Identification Process
     
    Students in grades five through seven may participate in the highly capable identification process in the winter of each school year.  This comprehensive identification process uses multiple, objective assessments. 
     

    Assessment
     
    Assessments used for placement in this program are:
    • Cognitive Abilities Test Form 7 (CogAT) (administered paper/pencil)
      • this is an assessment designed to measure a student's learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success: verbal, quantitative and non-verbal.  Please click here for more information.
    • HOPE Teacher Rating Scale
      • the HOPE Teacher Rating Scale is designed to help guide teachers in identifying highly capable students.
    • Achievement data, such as easyCBM (district benchmark testing), Smarter Balanced Assessments (state testing) etc., will also be considered from current and prior school years.
     

    Selection
     
    A multi-disciplinary selection committee will review the collected assessment data and make placement decisions.  Services will commence in the following school year. Note: Students being considered for 8th grade highly capable math, must have successfully completed Algebra I prior to enrollment. 
     

    Exit Process and Appeals
     
    For information on the exit process and/or appeals, please refer to the Highly Capable Program Forms page.
Last Modified on January 4, 2021