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.
(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.