Step 1 – Data Review

Beginning in the fall, we work with teachers to collect data on all BSD Kindergarten students.  Multiple data points are collected and analyzed to determine Advanced Learning needs.  Data to be collected and analyzed for each Kindergarten student may include the following:

  • TRC (Text Reading Comprehension)
  • Literacy Skills for students in multi-lingual language programs
  • WAKids State Assessment (TS GOLD)

Parents of private/home-school Kindergartners who lives within the Bellevue School District service area will need to apply for screening via email to [email protected].  The deadline to apply is October 31, 2023 by 4:00 pm.

The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) objectively reviews student performance data of all Kindergarten students to determine those who may be in need of specialized advanced learning instruction.  The results are utilized to determine if there is a need for further assessment for possible inclusion in advanced learning domain-specific services.  Appeals are not accepted for students under Step 1 – Data Review.  

Notification and Authorization for Further Assessment

Parents of students whose data indicates consistent performance well-beyond grade level in reading and/or math will be notified via email by the end of March and asked to provide authorization for their child to participate in further assessment (Step 2).  This may include but is not limited to:

Step 2 – Further Assessment and Cognitive Abilities Testing

Students participating in further assessment will be scheduled to take a cognitive abilities test at their school site in April or May.  Parents/Guardians will receive an email approximately two weeks before the scheduled test date with more details on testing information.

Step 3 – Decision

The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) will analyze student achievement and cognitive abilities data and determine if the student is in need of advanced learning services.  Students demonstrating consistent academic performance well-beyond grade level expectation in literacy and/or math will be identified for Domain-Specific Services at their neighborhood or choice school.  Results will be shared with parents via email by mid-JuneAppeals 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.