Assessments

Identification Measurement Tools

After parent permission is received, one or more of the following evaluations may be administered, and students must meet the established percentile in three testing areas.

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test Second editon (NNAT2):  This nonverbal test measures thinking ability and spatial relationships.  Students must score at 95% or above.

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) This is a group-administered K–12 assessment intended to estimate students' learned reasoning and problem solving abilities through a battery of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal test items. Can be administered to single students.

Kaufman-Brief Intelligence Test  2nd Edition (KBIT2):  This test measures verbal and nonverbal intelligence.  Students must score 124 or above on any subtest.

Weschler Intelligence Scales for Children (WISC IV):  This test measures verbal and nonverbal intelligence.  Students must score 124 or above on any subtest.

Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Achievement:  This is an academic test that measures all various areas (reading, writing, math, and application of academic knowledge).  Students must score at 95% or above on any test.

Gifted Evaluation Scale 3nd Edition (GES-3):  The scale measures characteristics of gifted students.  Students must score at 95% or above on the evaluation.

Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT):  This test measures creative thinking ability in both verbal and nonverbal areas.  Students must score at 95% or above on either subtest.

ToMAGS: Test of Mathematical Ability of Gifted Students (Kindergarten – age 12)

TOMA: Test of Mathematical Abilities (ages 13 – 18)

GORT- 4 Reading assessment for Pre-K – 12

QUIC Communicative Arts and Math assessments

GATES: Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scale - Designed for use in schools, the GATES comprises 50 items that describe characteristic behaviors of persons who are gifted and talented. It is easily completed by teachers, parents, and others who are knowledgeable about the students being considered for a gifted and talented program.

Additional Measures:  Products of student work and anecdotal measures demonstrating ability at least two grade levels above grade level peers may also be used.

State assessment measures used in screening will also be considered. (e.g. 95% on any PARCC/CMAS test)