Step 1 – Cognitive Abilities Testing

All 2nd grade students participate in cognitive abilities testing at their school site using the Naglieri General Abilities Test (NGAT).  Parents/Guardians will receive an email approximately two weeks before the scheduled test date with more details on testing information and the option to decline testing for their student if desired.

Step 2 – Data Review

We work with teachers and collect achievement data on all BSD 2nd grade students. Multiple data points are collected and analyzed to determine Advanced Learning needs.  Data to be collected and analyzed for each student may include the following:

  • Star Math
  • Star Reading
  • Literacy skills for students in multi-lingual language programs
  • TRC (Text Reading Comprehension)

The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) objectively reviews student data of all 2nd grade students to determine those who may be in need of specialized instruction.  The results are utilized to determine if there is a need for inclusion in advanced learning domain-specific or self-contained services.

Step 3 – Decision

Upon completion of the assessments, the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) convenes to review student data.  The MDT objectively reviews student achievement and cognitive ability testing results to determine those who may be in need of specialized advanced learning instruction.

Students performing in the range of current advanced learning students will be identified for advanced learning Domain-Specific services or Centered services.  All results and identification decisions will be sent to parents/guardians via email by the end of April.  Appeals are accepted only at Step 3 – Decision.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.