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ALPS Testing

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

APLICACIÓN A ALPS for 2018-2019

world globe, colored pencils, notebooks, appleAssessments 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 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