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FREE meals for ALL children, ages 18 and younger, through curbside pick-up at Blue Heron, Centerville, Golden Lake, Rice Lake, Centennial Middle School, and Centennial High School as well as at designated bus stops throughout the district. See "Read More" for schedule information.

Gifted Education Programming Criteria

Tier "A" Criteria

Ability Criteria

Any one score at or above on the following:

  • CogAT* Verbal 99%
  • CogAT Quantitative 99%
  • CogAT Nonverbal 99%
  • CogAT Composite 99%
  • 99% on equivalent ability tests as determined by the District Placement Committee  

Achievement Criteria

Best performance within two years

  • 99% or higher FASTBridge* 2-5 or equivalent in reading and math

 

 

Data from a range percentile may be used when considering a student’s need for gifted programming.  

Programming: A student meeting at least one criterion in both ability and achievement is recommended for full-time gifted programming. Families interested in full-time programming should complete an application. Students in Tier A not wishing to attend full-time programming will receive Level 3 programming which is offered at all elementary buildings.

 

Tier "B" Criteria

Ability Criteria

Any one score at or above on the following:

  • CogAT Verbal 98% 
  • CogAT Quantitative 98%
  • CogAT Nonverbal 98%
  • CogAT Composite 98%
  • 98% on equivalent ability tests as determined by the District Placement Committee

Achievement Criteria

Best performance within two years

  • 98% or higher in reading or math with supporting score at 95% or higher on FASTBridge in the other subject 


Data from a range percentile may be used when considering a student’s need for gifted programming.  

Programming: A student meeting at least one criterion in both ability and achievement is recommended for full-time gifted programming as space allows. Families interested in full-time programming should complete an application. Students in Tier B who do not attend full-time programming will receive Level 3 programming which is offered at all elementary buildings.  


Tier "C" Criteria

 Ability Criteria

Any one score at or above on the following:

  • CogAT Verbal 97%
  • CogAT Quantitative 97%
  • CogAT Nonverbal 97%
  • CogAT Composite 97%
  • 97% on equivalent ability tests as determined by the District Placement Committee

Achievement Criteria

Best performance within two years

  • 98% or higher in reading or math with supporting score at 95% or higher on FASTBridge in the other subject

 

Data from a range percentile may be used when considering a student’s need for gifted programming. 

Programming: A student meeting at least one criterion in both ability and achievement is recommended for full-time gifted programming as space allows or Level 3 programming. Families interested in full-time programming should complete an application. Students in Tier C who do not attend full-time programming will receive Level 3 programming which is offered at all elementary buildings. Students scoring at the 97th percentile or above on three or more areas of the CogAT OR SAS score of 130 or above may be recommended for full-time programming without qualifying achievement scores. The District Placement Committee will make the final recommendation decisions.

 

Tier "D" Criteria

 Ability Criteria

Any one score at or above on the following:

  • Verbal 96%
  • CogAT Quantitative 96%
  • CogAT Nonverbal 96%
  • CogAT Composite 96%
  • 96% on equivalent ability tests as determined by the District Placement Committee

Achievement Criteria

Best performance within two years

  • 97% or higher FASTBridge in reading or math 


Data from a range percentile may be used when considering a student’s need for gifted programming.  
Programming: A student meeting at least one criterion in both ability and achievement is recommended for Level 3 services. Level 3 programming is offered at all elementary buildings.


Tier "E" Criteria

 Ability Criteria

Any one score at or above on the following:

  • CogAT Verbal 94%
  • CogAT Quantitative 94%
  • CogAT Nonverbal 94%
  • CogAT Composite 94%
  • 94% on equivalent ability tests as determined by the District Placement Committee

Achievement Criteria

Best performance within two years

  • 94% or higher FASTBridge or the equivalent in math or reading

 

Data from a range percentile may be used when considering a student’s need for gifted programming. 

Programming: A student meeting at least one criterion in both ability and achievement and recommended by his/her teacher may be recommended to receive Level 2 enrichment programming. This programming will occur inside and/or outside the regular classroom. Programming may include advanced or accelerated classes or language arts and/or math short term enrichment learning opportunities.

*Key

  • CogAT = Cognitive Abilities Test (ability test: verbal, quantitative and nonverbal/group administered) 
  • FASTBridge = Formative Assessment System for Teachers (reading and math/group administered)