High Ability Testing Information

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Assessment data determines identification of students currently in grades K-7 for the High Ability program. Students currently in kindergarten, second, and fifth grade, as well as all new-to-the-district students in first, third, fourth, sixth, and seventh grades, will participate in the CogAT (Cognitive Ability Test) Screener during January 8 – 24, 2020.  This screener assessment data along with the NWEA achievement data will be used to identify students for further High Ability testing (February 24 – March 6).  Parents will be notified of their child’s scores following each assessment window. Parents may request that their child not participate in this testing by contacting their child’s school Assistant Principal. The student selection process will take place in April and parents will be notified by letter as to whether their child is invited into the program by the end of May.  Specific dates and schedules for test administration are determined at each individual school.  Parents may contact the child’s school or the Office of Curriculum and Programs (317-387-2216) with questions regarding this process.

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