Please note: Applications are posted on this website during the first week of September each year. Testing dates for the given year are contained in the application.
Assessments Used to Identify Students for the ALPS Program:
- Parent Recommendation
The ALPS Application constitutes the parents’ recommendation.
- On Grade Level CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test)
The CogAT measures students’ reasoning and problem-solving skills in three areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. For detailed information about the CogAT, download the CogAT Information Brochure from this website:
Download the CogAT Test Brochure (PDF)
- Above-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