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:
Parents of private/home-school Kindergartners who lives within the Bellevue School District service area will need to apply for screening via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 February and asked to provide authorization for their child to participate in further assessment (Step 2). This may include but is not limited to:
- Cognitive Abilities Testing
- Observational Rating Scales
- Reading Data: TRC (Text Reading Comprehension)
- Math Data: Unit Assessment
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 March or April. 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-June. Appeals are accepted only at Step 3 – Decision.
- What is Advanced Learning?
- Services We Provide
- Application Process
- Screening Process
- Testing Dates
- Identification Process
- Change of Service Options
- Advanced Learning Curriculum
- Math Placement
- Additional Resources