Gifted Identification

  • Timelines for Gifted Referrals and Assessment for Superior Cognitive and Specific Academic Ability

    August 23 – September 28:  Referrals for fall/winter alternative assessment accepted
    August – September:  Fall MAP testing window for Grades K-9
    October 1 – February 28:  Assessment of fall alternative testing referrals
    November 5-16:  NNAT and CogAT for Grades 2 and 5
    October 1 – February 27:  Referrals for spring alternative assessment accepted
    December - January:  Winter MAP testing window for Grades K-9
    March 1 – May 25:  Assessment of spring alternative testing referrals and students meting screening criteria on MAP, NNAT, and CogAT
    May:  Spring MAP testing window for Grades K-9

  • Timelines for Gifted Referrals and Assessment for Visual/Performing Arts Ability

    Fall Assessment Cycle

    August 23 - September 14:  Referrals for visual/performing arts assessment accepted and whole grade screening for grades 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10
    September 28:  Parent permission forms for visual/performing arts assessment due
    October:  Initial arts checklists completed by Unified Arts teachers
    October 19:  Results of checklists and audition information sent to families of evaluated students
    November 2:  Last day for eligible students to sign up for final evaluation auditions/portfolio review. (Auditions will be scheduled for November.)

    Winter Assessment Cycle

    September 15 - January 25:  Referrals for visual/performing arts assessment accepted
    February 8:  Parent permission forms for visual/performing arts assessment due
    February:  Initial arts checklists completed by Unified Arts teachers
    March 1:  Results of checklists and audition information sent to families of evaluated students
    March 15:  Last day for eligible students to sign up for final evaluation auditions/portfolio review. (Auditions will be scheduled for April.)