ISD 832 Gifted and Talented Services
Definition of Levels of Service Model
for Alternative Curriculum and/or Placement:
Although a variety of assessments start in the early grades, formal identification does not occur until third grade or later. The district looks for students who consistently score 98% or above on multiple nationally-normed assessments over an extended period of time.
Various standardized assessments are given to students over several years that provide us with data on each student's strengths. These include the aFAST, CogAT, MCAs, and others.
For students scoring in the top few percent, pre-assessment of the next grade's standards as an additional data point may be considered.
Formative and summative assessment data, and teacher input may also be considered.
Students consistently scoring in the 98th and 99th percentiles across all assessments will be identified and may be considered for alternative placements.
Communication of a student's eligibility to receive alternative placement or services will be sent to families in the spring of the student's 3rd grade year (or later if the student is evaluated later).
Students who score high, but not in the 98th percentile will still have their academic needs met through differentiation and enrichment. Our goal is to appropriately challenge each student at their learning level.
|Contact: Brenda Begley|