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ALPS Testing

Please note: Applications are posted to this website in October each year. Testing occurs in January and the dates for the given year are contained in the application.

2018-2019 ALPS Application for 2019-2020 Placement

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world globe, colored pencils, notebooks, appleAssessments Used to Identify Students for the ALPS Program:

(1) Parent Recommendation
The ALPS Application constitutes the parents’ recommendation.

(2) On-Grade Level - Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
The CogAT measures students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills in three areas:  verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal.
Download the CogAT Test Brochure.

(3) Above Grade Level - IOWA Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)
The ITBS is a norm-referenced test administered one grade above students’ current grade level in reading and math.
Explanation of Testing Codes for Iowa and CogAt.