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Screening and Referrals

All district elementary students will participate in universal screening to determine if students qualify to move on to individualized assessment. Screening is the first step in the evaluation process. Screening is defined as a process that looks for students needing further assessment. In the Rockwood Gifted Program, we initially screen using the following methods:

Grade Level 1st Semester Screening Method 2nd Semester Screening Method
K

Kingore Observation Inventory (KOI)

Administer 4 activities. Students demonstrating gifted characteristics in 3 of the 4 activities move on to individualized assessment. The activities are different from the third-grade activities.

No 2nd Semester Screening
1 Parent/Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95th percentile on either the STAR Reading or Math and obtain a score at or above the 80th percentile in the other subject of the STAR Reading or Math assessment. *Fall nomination/referral window opens after the Fall STAR Reading and Math scores are posted and closes on November 1 of each year. STAR reading and math for screening: Students that have scored at or above the 95th percentile will move on to individualized assessment.
2 Parent/Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95th percentile on either the STAR Reading or Math and obtain a score at or above the 80th percentile in the other subject of the STAR Reading or Math assessment. CogAT (Brief Form): Students that have scored at or above the 90th percentile will move on to individualized assessment.
3 Parent/Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95th percentile on either the STAR Reading or Math and obtain a score at or above the 80th percentile in the other subject of the STAR Reading or Math assessment.

Kingore Observation Inventory (KOI)

Administer 4 activities. Students demonstrating gifted characteristics in 3 of the 4 activities move on to individualized assessment. The activities are different from the kindergarten activities.

4 Parent/Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95th percentile on either the STAR Reading or Math and obtain a score at or above the 80th percentile in the other subject of the STAR Reading or Math assessment. STAR reading and math for screening: Students that have scored at or above the 95th percentile will move on to individualized assessment.
5 - 8 Parent/Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95th percentile on either the STAR Reading or Math and obtain a score at or above the 80th percentile in the other subject of the STAR Reading or Math assessment. *Fall nomination/referral window opens after the Fall STAR Reading and Math scores are posted and closes on November 1 of each year. Parent/Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95th percentile on either the STAR. Reading or Math and obtain a score at or above the 80th percentile in the other subject of the STAR Reading or Math assessment. * Spring nomination/referral window opens after the Winter STAR Reading and Math scores are posted and closes on April 1 of each year.
9 - 12 Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95 th percent on End-of-Semester/Course district common assessments. *Fall nomination/referral window opens at the beginning of the academic year and closes on November 1 of each year. Teacher Referral: Students that score at or above the 95 th percent on End-of-Semester/Course district common assessments. * Spring nomination/referral window opens the beginning of second semester and closes on April 1 of each year.

Referrals

The idea of referrals centers on bringing attention to students that may not be picked up using the universal screening methods highlighted above. Nomination/Referral deadlines are strictly enforced.

Fall nomination/referral window opens after the Fall STAR Reading and Math scores are posted and closes on November 1 of each year. For grades five through eight only, the spring nomination/referral window opens after the Winter STAR Reading and Math scores are posted and closes on April 1 of each year.

Referrals are due to the identification office by November 1st of each year. Referral forms can be obtained by contacting your child's school counselor or the CCL Identification Office. Students being referred must meet the following criteria:

  • Students that score at or above the 95th percentile on either the STAR Reading or Math and obtain a score at or above the 80th percentile in the other subject of the STAR Reading or Math assessment.
  • Students that have not had a cognitive ability assessment (IQ) in the last two calendar years. There is one exception to the referral deadline: Students who were not present during semester one or during the spring screening process may be referred by a parent or teacher. Referrals based on this exception are due by April 1st each year. Individualized Assessment for Elementary Students Students who meet the screening criteria (grades 1-5) will move on to individualized assessment. All students that meet screening criteria will be given a Cognitive Abilities Assessment (IQ). The Rockwood Gifted Program looks at cognitive abilities in any of the following areas: FullScale IQ, General Ability Index, or Non-Verbal Ability Index. We look at all scores within the 90th confidence interval of 132. If students score within this range or higher, the student will be given the following assessments.