Qualifications

When our department has a completed portfolio of data for a student, the qualification criteria is applied and families are notified about their student’s status. All students who meet qualification criteria will be offered all services for which they are eligible.

2017-18 Pathways to Qualification

1. Naglieri Screener & Local Data Review

When students score at or above the 95th percentile on Naglieri, local assessment data is reviewed (IRR, STAR, SBA). If that review shows 2 or more grade levels of advancement or SBA scores are in the top half of level 4, students are given qualification in Math and/or Reading. If data review doesn't result in qualification, the ITBS is administered and ITBS criteria are applied.

2. Naglieri Screener & ITBS Assessment

If a student scores at or above the 95th percentile on Naglieri, but local assessment data does not result in qualification in one or more areas, the ITBS and Torrance are administered. Students are eligible for program if the ITBS scores are at or above the 95th percentile in Math and/or Reading

3. ITBS Assessment & Torrance Assessment

If a student scores below the 95th percentile on Naglieri, but at or above the 85th percentile, the ITBS and the Torrance are administered. If the student scores at or above the 95th percentile on ITBS Math and/or ITBS Reading AND the student scored at or above the 90th percentile on the Torrance, the student is eligible for services.

4. Torrance Assessment & Local Data Review

If a student scores below the 95th percentile on Naglieri, but at or above the 85th percentile, the ITBS and the Torrance are administered. If the student scores at or the 90th percentile on the Torrance AND the student scores between the 90th and 94th percentile on ITBS Math and/or ITBS Reading, a review of Local Assessment Data is conducted. If that review shows 2 or more grade levels of advancement or SBA scores are in the top half of level 4, students are given qualification in Math and/or Reading.

5. ITBS Assessment & Torrance Assessment

If a student scores below the 95th percentile on Naglieri, but at or above the 85th percentile, the ITBS and the Torrance are administered. If the student scores at or above the 95th percentile on ITBS Math and/or ITBS Reading and scores between the 85th and 89th percentile on the Torrance, a review of Local Assessment Data is conducted. If that review shows 2 or more grade levels of advancement or SBA scores are in the top half of level 4, students are given qualification in Math and/or Reading.

Additional Pathways

Kindergarten students qualify when they score at or above the 95th percentile on the NNAT3, or at or above the 90th percentile on the Torrance.

8th graders qualify when they either score at or above the 95th percentile on the NNAT3, or score at or above the 90th percentile on the Torrance and score in the top half of level 4 in Math or Reading on SBA.