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STUDENT IDENTIFICATION PROTOCOLS | Grades K-5
 

These elements are considered for program admission at each level as part of the Student Identification Matrix (SIM).


STUDENT IDENTIFICATION IN GRADES 4 & 5

Core Data

  • Mathematics 
    • Average of two most recent years of MCA¹ Math scores in GT range*
    • Average of two most recent years of MAP² Math scores in GT range
    • Previous year's Math quarterly grades
  • Reading
    • Average of two most recent years of MCA¹ Reading score in GT range
    • Average of two most recent years of MAP² Reading scores in GT range
    • Previous year's Reading and Writing quarterly grades
    • DRA³ (+2 Grade levels)
Supplementary Data (for both Math & Reading)
  • Teacher Checklist
  • Work Samples
  • Previously identified as an HP student
  • Outside Data (for transfers)
  • CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) 



 
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION IN GRADES 2 & 3

Core Data

  • Mathematics 
    • Average of two most recent years of MCA¹ Math scores in GT range*
    • Average of two most recent years of MAP² Math scores in GT range
    • Previous year's Math quarterly grades
  • Reading
    • Average of two most recent years of MCA¹ Reading score in GT range
    • Average of two most recent years of MAP² Reading scores in GT range
    • Previous year's Reading and Writing quarterly grades
    • DRA³ (+2 Grade levels)
Supplementary Data (for both Math & Reading)
  • Teacher Checklist
  • Work Samples
  • Previously identified as an HP student (For Grade 3 identification, if students were in in Grade 2))
  • Outside Data (for transfers)
  • CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) 

 

 

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION IN KINDERGARTEN GRADE 1

No formal HP programming at these grade levels

 

 
¹Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments 
²Measures of Academic Progress 
³Developmental Reading Assessment
*Some points earned for being in the GT range margin of error
 
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