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.
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.