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Students that are new to the district will be identified by their Iowa Assessment and Map Testing Scores as well as either their Wechsler Intelligence test score or their Cognitive Abilities test score.  The students who have come in the end of the school year and beginning of the school year will be evaluated within the 2 weeks of the starting date or enrollment date during the school year.
 
    – Student’s score must be in the 95th percentile or greater for three years prior (meaning that they scored higher than 95% of the other students who took this test)
       > This is an achievement test.
    – Student’s score must be 2 standard deviations above the norm (meaning that they scored higher than 97.7% of the other students who took the same test)
        > Tests student’s abilities in Math, Reading and Language Arts.
        > These tests compare a student’s academic growth over time, as well as predicts their future growth.
3. WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children)
    – Student score must be greater than 130
        >This test is only given to students who have already met the criteria for the first 3 tests listed above.
        > These test scores represent a child’s general intellectual ability as well as provides five primary index scores in 5 areas : Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial, Fluid Reasoning, Working Memory, and Processing Speed.
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    – Student score must be greater than 130
        > This test is given to test a student’s verbal, nonverbal, and quantitative reasoning skills.