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ALPS Testing

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.
Visit HERE for more information about the CogAT assessment.

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