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ALPS Testing

2024 ALPS Summer Application for 2024-2025 Placement
June dates are set for June 4 and June 5.

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.


(3) Above-Grade Level - IOWA Assessment
Iowa Assessments are norm-referenced tests.  For ALPS placement, the Iowa assessment is administered one grade above students’ current grade level in reading and math.

For More Information:
CogAT Assessment
Iowa Assessment