SOAR- Criteria

Screening and Identification of Students for Level III and Level IV Services

Identifying advanced potential is a dynamic concept. A single test score may not capture how a child’s gifts might be developed into talents. We use a multifaceted approach to finding all students who perform at, or show the potential to perform at, outstanding levels. 

·         Aptitude: (50%) Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)    Target score of 130 and above.                          

·         Achievement: (20%) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) 95th percentile (Spring) Math and ELA.

·         Qualitative Data: (10%) Teacher Recommendation and Survey

·         Marking Period Grades: (20%) Students must have a 95 in ELA, Mathematics, for Science for final grade

Additional Testing may be required:

·         Aptitude: Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC IV): target score 130 and above 


Students in grades 2 will be tested using the Otis- Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) in the Spring.  Students that are accepted into the program will be notified over the summer.   


Criteria for Students in Grades 4-6 retesting for the SOAR Program

*Parent Request Only

 

·         Aptitude: Students must have scored previously between 120-129 on grade 2 Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)             

·         Aptitude: (50%) Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC IV): target score 130 and above

·         Achievement: (20%) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

·         Qualitative Data: (10%) Teacher Recommendation and Survey

·         Marking Period Grades: (20%) Students must have a 95 in ELA, Mathematics, for Science for final grade

·         PARCC Scores:  Students in grades 4-6 being retested must be in the “met/exceeds standards for ELA/Math.

*Students will only be retested one time.  The retest must be requested in writing and submitted to the Director of Curriculum and Instruction by October 31st of the students 4th grade year.  







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Kim Chiodi,
Sep 19, 2016, 10:28 AM