Welcome to AIG at Vance!
This is the Academically / Intellectually Gifted (AIG) website for Vance Elementary School!
My name is Kristin Doe and I am an AIG Specialist with Asheville City Schools.
Students are formally identified for the AIG program in third grade and then have services matched to their various needs. I work with students in a variety of small group pull-out, and inclusion settings. My main role is to serve in a coaching capacity to assist classroom teachers with meeting the needs of the students in their classrooms.
My hours of operation
I'm located in the trailer behind the school, next to the gym
3RD GRADE SCREENING:
CogAT Universal Screening
All third grade students will take the CogAT on November 7th, 8th and 9th. The CogAT is an aptitude assessment that measures a student's learned reasoning abilities.
The questions on the CogAT require students to demonstrate their reasoning abilities in each of the following areas:
- Verbal: assesses a student’s abilities to use search, retrieval, and comparison processes.
- Quantitative: assesses a student’s abilities to reason about patterns and relations using concepts that are essential in quantitative thinking.
- Nonverbal: assesses a student’s abilities to reason with somewhat more novel questions that use spatial and figural content.
Each section is given on a different day and requires 30 minutes of testing time. 3rd grade teachers will be doing practice CogAT lessons in their classrooms prior to the test so that all students gain exposure to the types of questions they will encounter.
The CogAT is used by the AIG department as a universal screen for AIG services.