ALPS Testing

Please note: Applications are posted to this website by October 1st each year. Testing occurs in January and the dates for the given year are contained in the application.

shutterstock_131037164Assessments 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 IOWA 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