Criteria for Selection

Students qualify for this program according to their reading and math scores
on standardized tests and classroom teacher recommendations.
The standardized tests used in the Vinton-Shellsburg School District include:
  • Iowa Assessments (formerly known as Iowa Tests of Basic Skills or ITBS)
  • Phonological Awareness Test
  • Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System
  • N.W.E.A. Measures of Academic Progress Test
  • Everyday Mathematics Assessments
  • EasyCBM Assessments
  • LEAD21 Reading Assessments
  • FAST (Formative Assessment System for Teachers)
  • Teacher Recommendation