Identification Process

ELEMENTARY:

All second grade students are screened for possible admission to the Gifted Education Program beginning of December/January

  • This initial screening consists of a non-verbal reasoning ability test. (Matrix Analogies Test)
  • the top 35% of students are then identified for further screening consisting of ability tests OLSAT and cogAT (IQ).  December on the Mark Scores are also used.
  • Teacher/Parent rating Checklists are another tool.
  • Using a matrix and a weighed profile for selection, students are then identified for the Gifted Education Program at the close of their second grade year. 

JUNIOR HIGH:

Students entering the Kankakee Junior High School are then re-identified for the Honors program.

  • Students are evaluated on Achievement (ITBS) and Ability Tests (ISAT) taken at the fifth and sixth grade levels.
  • Score obtained on the IOWA algebra Aptitude Test (given at the end of the sixth grade) are used as part of the qualifying matrix.
  • The CosAT(IQ) given at the 5th grade is also an evaluating tool.
  • Using a matrix and weighed profile for selection, students' scores are ranked and the  final section for the Hono

NEW STUDENTS:

New students entering the District may qualify at any time.  All entering students will be evaluated and entered into the matrix and ranked with the other qualified gifted students.

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