ALPS Testing

ALPS Applications are now available for placement in the 2015-16 school year.
There are two applications:

Elementary School Application – Testing for placement in grades 1-6.

Middle School Application  – Testing for placement in grades 7-9.

Spanish Elementary School Application – Testing for placement in grades 1-6.

Spanish Middle School Application – Testing for placement in grades 7-9.

Assessments 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. For detailed information about the CogAT, download the CogAT Information Brochure from this website:
    Download the CogAT Test Brochure (PDF)
  3. 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