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Identification Process

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. For 2023-2024, Shoreline will review screening data for all kindergarten and 1st 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.