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

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

·         Qualitative Data: Teacher Recommendation and Survey

·         Marking Period Grades: 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 4-5 retesting for the SOAR Program

*Parent Request Only



·         Achievement:  Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)  must be in the 95 percentile or higher 

·         Qualitative Data:  Teacher Recommendation and Survey

·         Marking Period Grades:  Students must have a 95 in ELA, Mathematics, and Science

·         PARCC Scores:  Students in grades 4-5 being retested must be in the “met/exceeds standards" for ELA/Math.

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

*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 year in order to be considered for January entrance.  Requests received after January 1, will be considered for entrance the following September.