Universal Testing and Screening
All students in grades 1 and 3 will be given standardized tests, specifically for the purpose of TAG identification. The Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) will be used in both 1st and 3rd grades, while the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) will also be administered in 3rd grade.
The Naglieri Non-Verbal Assessment Test (NNAT) is an alternative assessment that is generally administered to students with a large scoring discrepancy between their verbal and non-verbal scores on the OLSAT.
Any student scoring in the 80th percentile or higher nationally will be selected to begin the TAG screening process. In addition to standardized test scores, teacher surveys, parent surveys, and report card grades will be used to determine student suitability. Additionally, teachers may advocate for the admittance of their student based on their identification of certain characteristics of gifted learners.
Teachers, parents, or students themselves may nominate a child to be screened for testing during their 2nd, 4th, or 5th grade year. Students without prior test scores will be tested using the OLSAT and/or School and College Ability Test (SCAT).
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