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Screening and Testing Process

Beginning 2023-24 school year, the Highly Capable Department has updated their screening and testing procedures to keep in line with new state legislation that passed in the spring of 2023.

Screening vs. Assessment

What is Screening?

During screening, the Highly Capable Department reviews recently-collected student-level data. Screener data may include the CogAT Screener, classroom observation data, WaKIDS data, DIBELS, i-Ready scores, etc. Students who meet or exceed the screening criteria for their grade and have parent/guardian permission to participate in testing will move on to assessment. Starting in 2023-2024, Shoreline will review screening data for all kindergarten1st, 3rd & 5th grade students.

What is Assessment?

Students  Grades 1 and above who meet or exceed the screening threshold are invited to test. During assessment, additional tests may be administered. These assessments may include the CogAT (screener, post screener, or complete) and/or Iowa assessments.