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Gifted Education - ALP/Gifted Testing


Elementary Spring 2017 Gifted/ALP Testing Information:  

Testing Dates:

 Kindergarten-1st grade: January 30 - April 21, 2017

 2nd-6th grade: January 31- March 31, 2017

**Please contact your school’s front office for exact testing dates

New testing procedures:

  1. Students will only be eligible to test every other school year, per publisher recommendation. Upgraded version of the CogAT will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year.

GPS recommends testing in 1st, 3rd, and 5th for optimal placement.

  1. Eligibility for honors classes is now based on variety of indicators. This information will be provided to 6th graders during their 7th grade registration process.

Gifted Testing Permission Slip: A permission slip is required for testing Permission Slip

Gifted Inventory: The completion of the Gifted Inventory for Parents or Teachers is required for testing unless the child has already been identified as gifted from previous testing Gifted Inventory

*If you decide to forgo testing at this time, please be aware the next available testing period will be in summer 2017.

*Legally the Gifted Department has 30 days to provide families with scores and an explanation of services.

*Gifted test scores will be sent to your child’s school prior to the end of school

*If your child has qualifying scores, services will begin the first day of school by way of the Gifted Cluster Model and/or the ALP Pullout Service Model.

Elementary Summer 2017 Gifted/ALP Testing Information:

Testing Dates:   May 25  3rd - 6th   May 26  1st - 2nd    *the grade your child will be entering in the 2017-18 school year


 July 19  1st-2nd grade

 July 20  3rd-6th grade

   *the grade your child will be entering in the 2017-18 school year

Detailed testing information and a form to reserve a seat for testing will be posted by early April

Testing Policy and Procedures for Students Who Do Not Attend GPS:
Students residing in the Gilbert Public Schools attendance boundary who do not attend a Gilbert Public School:
  1. A testing fee of $75 is required, no refunds
  2. A permission slip is required but the Gifted Inventory for Parents is not. 


General Information:
  Gilbert Public Schools use the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  Gifted Testing Permission Slip for 2017: **please contact your school
  Gifted Inventory for Parents for 2017: **please contact your school     
      CogAT- General Info and Sample Question, 2nd-6th Grade
 &  Information on the  CogAT Gifted Test   
     Pamphlet- Gifted Testing and Services


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