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Identification Procedures for Elementary:

Formal academic and intellectual identification occurs during the spring quarter of the academic year in 2nd grade. Students in 3rd - 5th grades may be identified at each 9 weeks period after new STAR testing results and subsequent academic and cognitive testing. Students must qualify only once and will maintain their Advanced Learning Program (ALP) status throughout their elementary years, unless parents request their child be removed from the program.

To Qualify for Advanced Learning Program (ALP):

  • Students must score at the 90th%ile or greater on both math and reading STAR tests. This is screened quarterly.

  • Students must also score 90th%ile or greater on either the broad reading or broad math as measured by the Woodcock Johnson III administered by the ALP Coordinator.

  • Students must also score in the 80th%ile or greater on an IQ test administered by our school psychologists.


Students may be referred by a teacher, parent, administrator, or ALP Coordinator.

If you have specific questions, please contact the special education director or your child's school.

Gifted and Talented Coordinator: Gena Chaney -