Testing Dates, Assessment, and Identification

Referral and Testing Process for Kindergarten - 7th grade

In order to have a student assessed for the Elementary Challenge or Gifted Middle Program, the student must currently live within the Edmonds School District boundary, a Referral packet must be completed, signed by a parent, and submitted to: 

Edmonds School District
Highly Capable Program
20420 68th AVE W
Lynnwood WA 98036 

The referral deadline is November 30, 2018.
Late referrals will not be accepted.

Tests will be held on:

January 12, 2019 for students currently in Kindergarten - 4th grade.

December 15, 2018 for students currently in 5th through - 7th grade. 

Students may be referred by themselves, other students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Written parent/guardian permission is required prior to testing. Referred students will be tested using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). The test administrators and proctors are trained to look for any barriers to a true picture of a child's cognitive or creative ability, especially for the under-served or under-represented populations of our District. Barriers could be emerging English language, cultural background or any other factor that might distort the test. Proctors will make a note of any discrepancy on a student's test and then share with the Program Administrator. If there is a reason to believe that we need to look at the child's ability in some other way, the information will be reviewed by the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee.  

Please note:  Students are limited to test four times for the Highly Capable programs from K through grade 7. Private individual testing cannot be used in place of the group CogAT test. All students wanting acceptance into Highly Capable Programs must take the CogAT given by district proctors

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