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Various points of data are considered when we evaluate the educational needs of a student. A sequence of steps occurs in the process of identifying students with advanced academic capabilities. To illustrate this process, we have developed Identification Flowcharts. These flowcharts were designed to present the following information:
The following types of information may be used in evaluation:rating scales, standardized tests, curriculum-based assessments, classroom performance. Possible sources of information include: school transcripts, past/current teachers, parents, standardized test records, support staff, other school district records/evaluations. We review each student holistically. No single piece of information is used to include or exclude a student from consideration.
* Students in Kindergarten and First Grade are not represented on these charts. However, Challenge servicing is offered for students in these grades displaying outstanding abilities in a given curriculum area.