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 (grades 2-9 for gifted ID)
    September - October:  Fall iReady testing window for Grades K-3 (grades 2-3 for gifted ID)
    October 1 – February 28:  Assessment of fall alternative testing referrals
    November 4-15:  NNAT and CogAT for Grades 2 and 5
    October 1 – February 28:  Referrals for spring alternative assessment accepted
    December - January:  Winter MAP testing window for Grades K-9 (grades 2-9 for gifted ID)
    January - February:  Winter iReady testing window for Grades K-3 (grades 2-3 for gifted ID)
    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 (grades 2-9 for gifted ID)
    May
    :  Spring iReady testing window for Grades K-3 (grades 2-3 for gifted ID)

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

    Fall Assessment Cycle

    August 23 - September 6:  Referrals for visual/performing arts assessment accepted and whole grade screening for grades 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10
    September 18:  Parent permission forms for visual/performing arts assessment due
    September:  Initial arts checklists completed by Unified Arts teachers
    October 11:  Results of checklists and audition information sent to families of evaluated students
    October 23:  Last day for eligible students to sign up for final evaluation auditions/portfolio review. (Auditions will be scheduled for November.)

    Winter/Spring Assessment Cycle

    September 7 - January 24:  Referrals for visual/performing arts assessment accepted
    February 7:  Parent permission forms for visual/performing arts assessment due
    February:  Initial arts checklists completed by Unified Arts teachers
    February 28:  Results of checklists and audition information sent to families of evaluated students
    March 13:  Last day for eligible students to sign up for final evaluation auditions/portfolio review. (Auditions will be scheduled for April.)