Please note: Applications will be posted on this website by the first week of October 2014.
Testing for placement in the 2015-16 school year will be held in January 2015.
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. For detailed information about the CogAT, download the CogAT Information Brochure from this website:
Download the CogAT Test Brochure (PDF)
- 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