Nominations for the Spring Testing Window must be submitted IN WRITING no later than 3:45 PM, Friday, December 21, 2018.
Multiple criteria are used for AIG identification and include both formal and informal assessments. Formal Assessments include standardized tests of aptitude and achievement. K-2 students are given individual assessments and their performance is compared to that of same-age students. Students in grades 3-12 are administered group assessments, i.e. Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT-use age norms) and Iowa Assessments (Iowa-use grade norms) and may include additional assessments. Informal Assessments may include measures of performance, interest and motivation, such as teacher and parent checklists, academic grades in reading/ language arts and mathematics, student progress on grade level standards in literacy and math, and work samples.
Students in grades K-12 can be nominated by parents, students, teachers, or other school personnel at any time during the school year. Students can be nominated when they demonstrate substantially high levels of accomplishment in reading and/or mathematics. The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) administers a universal screening instrument (CogAT ) to all 3rd grade students enrolled at the time of testing. Third grade students with a CogAT composite or subtest score that ranks at or above the 85th percentile will take the Iowa. All students who earn a score that ranks at or above the 95th percentile on either the CogAT or Iowa are considered for nomination to the School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE).
The School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE) reviews all nominations to determine which students will be referred for additional assessments or AIG identification. Students referred for assessments in grades K-2 will be evaluated by the AIG psychologist. The SBCGE will review nominations of 3rd grade students after CogAT and Iowa scores are available. Students can be referred for AIG identification on the basis of these scores or can be referred for individually administered tests. Students referred for assessments in grades 4–12 are administered the CogAT and Iowa during one of two established testing windows per school year.
Grades 3-12: Students are AIG identified if criteria are met for one of the six gateways.
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