When:
October 29, 2021 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
2021-10-29T07:00:00-07:00
2021-10-29T16:00:00-07:00

Advanced Learning Services Test Application Deadline 10/29 @ 4:30pm

Applying for Advanced Learning Services

https://bsd405.org/services/advanced-learning/application-process/

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Advanced Learning Winter Testing Application

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District families interested in applying for testing must apply before the Friday, October 29, 2021 deadline at 4:30 pm.

Before submitting the winter testing application, please review the following information.

 

Completing the Application

As you complete the application, please review the information you provide prior to submission to ensure accuracy, particularly in the following areas.

Parents of BSD 1st and 5th grade students DO NOT need to complete an application.

  • Student Name  Accuracy of spelling
  • Student’s Date of Birth  Please review the month, day, and year (the year will default to 2020 and will need to be changed).
  • Grade – enter the grade your student is currently in.
  • BSD Permanent ID (student ID number) – if your student is currently attending a BSD school, you can look up their BSD permanent ID number through Synergy ParentVUE which can be found at https://bsd405.org/departments/district-technology/grades-attendance/

 

Testing sessions are scheduled in the following manner:

Grade BSD Student Private/Home-School Student
1
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
2 – 8
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
  • STAR Reading assessments are administered in the afternoon from approximately 12:00-12:30 pm to 2nd grade students only.
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
  • A lunch break is provided.
  • STAR Reading & Math assessments are administered in the afternoon from approximately 12:00-1:00 pm.
9 – 11
  • The CogAT is administered in the morning from approximately 8:00-11:30 am.
  • A lunch break is provided.
  • IOWA Reading and Math assessments are administered in the afternoon from approximately 12:00-1:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: If your student is attending BSD on an inter-district transfer and is identified as in need of advanced learning, services are only provided through differentiation in the current school setting for which that transfer applies.

 

Placement Tests Used

Cognitive Abilities Test 7 (CogAT 7) – Grades 1-11
The Cognitive Abilities Test 7 measures general and specific reasoning abilities in three areas.  The CogAT is administered at one grade level above the student’s grade of enrollment.  This assessment includes the following subtests:

  • Verbal – Reasoning with words and sentences
  • Nonverbal – Figural concepts express in pictures
  • Quantitative – Quantitative concepts and relations

STAR Assessments (STAR) – Grades 1-8
The STAR Assessments (Reading and Math) are used to measure achievement. STAR Assessments are computer-based and adaptive, which adjusts the difficulty of questions throughout the assessment based upon students’ responses. STAR is highly rated in regard to reliability, validity, and generalizability, especially for diverse populations.  The STAR is administered at grade level, because it is adaptive, thus moving students to higher level questions based upon successful completion of grade level questions.

Iowa Assessments (IOWA) – Grades 9-11
The IOWA Assessments are used to measure reading and math achievement.  The Iowa is administered at one grade level above the student’s grade of enrollment.  This assessment includes Reading and Math.

 

Testing Accommodations

A completed IEP or 504 plan detailing testing accommodations must be on file with your school in order to utilize testing accommodations.

If your student requires testing accommodations, you must provide a copy of the accommodations page with this application.

 

 Start the Application

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