Identification Protocol

Elementary School

Fall: Screening and initial data review

  • Students in grades 2 and 5 are given the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • Students’ standardized test scores on file reviewed
  • Student’s district assessment test scores reviewed
  • Observational classroom data reviewed

Winter: Data collection

Administration of additional ability and achievement tests for students whose prior standardized test scores or classroom performance falls within the top 10% of academic peers.

During this time, the following are reviewed:

  • Classroom assessments
  • District assessments
  • Student artifacts
  • Teacher and family input

Spring: Data analysis

  • Student Profile Worksheet will be completed for students who will enter grades 3 through 5 in the coming school year (students currently in grades 2 through 4)

Spring: Decision

  • If a student’s profile score falls within the qualification range, then they are recommended for the program.
  • Families are notified by letter mailed from the school.
  • All decisions are final.

Middle school transition

  • For students preparing to be promoted to Grade 6.
  • Data and observational data will be used to determine if a middle school Project Arrow placement is appropriate.
  • Families will be notified by letter mailed from the school.
  • Placement in elementary school Project Arrow does not guarantee placement in the middle school program or any other courses and curriculum paths within IPSD 204.