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 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