Process for identifying students for Highly Capable:

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Identification Details:

 

  • Eligible students will typically perform at approximately the top 3% academically when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.
  • Many sources of information will be used to determine eligibility for services. (Referral information, teacher ad family insights and testing scores)
  • A committee, including HCL Director, HCL Teachers on Special Assignment, district psychologist, secretary and additional educators, will collaborate to determine which students demonstrate the characteristics qualifying them for the highly capable identification and approach.

 

All students referred and tested for Highly Capable will be informed of the committee’s recommendation.

Families of students recommended for Highly Capable identification may choose to accept or decline services and must do so by returning the district form(s).

 

 

Assessment Details for 2016-17:

Fall (October/November): Students previously identified Highly Capable, will be tested.

January: All second grade students will be screened in their classrooms.

 

 

Assessment

Student Data
APTITUDE ABILITY TEST
Nat’l Percentile, Standard Age
CogAT 97th Percentile OR
top 3% of same age, experience
and environment
ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDIZED
ACHIEVEMENT TEST
standard based on specific measures:
MAP, SBA, CBA…
QUALITATIVE EVIDENCE OR
PRODUCT
Teacher HOPE Scale
Parent Survey
Additional Work Samples

 

 

Appeals:

Families may appeal the decision of the multidisciplinary team by completing an appeal form.  Please click here for the appeal form. Por favor haga clic aquí para obtener el formulario de apelación en español.

Appeal forms must be received by the district office within 15 days of notification.

 

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