Current Students

In accordance with WAC 392-170-055, Northshore School District uses multiple objective criteria for identification of highly capable students.

Identification (by Current Grade Level)

Kindergarten

  • Screening: WaKIDS
  • Assessment: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3)

First Grade

  • Screening: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) and Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS)
  • Assessment: Iowa Assessments in Math and Reading

Note: Holistic designations last through the end of first grade. All first graders, including those with Holistic designations, will participate in screening.

Second Grade

  • Screening: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) and Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS)
  • Assessment: Iowa Assessments in Math and Reading

Third Grade

  • Screening: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) and Star
  • Assessment: Iowa Assessments in Math and Reading

Fourth Grade

  • Screening: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) and Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • Assessment: Iowa Assessments in Math and Reading

Fifth Grade

  • Screening: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3), Star, and Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • Assessment: Iowa Assessments in Math and Reading

Sixth Grade

Students who were enrolled in the district last year and have a NNAT3 score from the 2017-2018 eligibility process will follow this process: 

  • Screening: Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • Assessment: Iowa Assessments in Math and Reading and/or Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) 

Sixth and seventh grade students who were not enrolled in the district last year and do not have a NNAT3 score will follow a different eligibility process: 

  • Screening: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3)
  • Assessment: File review of report card, transcripts, SBA (or comparable standardized academic achievement data)

Seventh Grade

Students who were enrolled in the district last year and have a NNAT3 score from the 2017-2018 eligibility process will follow this process: 

  • Screening: Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • Assessment: Iowa Assessments in Math and Reading and/or Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) 

Sixth and seventh grade students who were not enrolled in the district last year and do not have a NNAT3 score will follow a different eligibility process: 

  • Screening: Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3)
  • Assessment: File review of report card, transcripts, SBA (or comparable standardized academic achievement data)

Eighth Grade and Beyond

Screening & Assessment: File review of report card, transcripts, SBA or other standardized academic achievement data