• 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