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.
ALPS Application: 17-18 ALPS Application for 18-19 Placement
Assessments Used to Identify Students for the ALPS Program:
- Parent Recommendation
The ALPS Application constitutes the parents’ recommendation.
- 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.
- 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