Students will be screened in the areas of cognitive ability and achievement. The process for evaluation will include the following:
Students in 3rd through 6th Grade who score in the 92nd percentile on the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) or above will have the opportunity for further testing.
Parents/Guardians will be contacted to obtain written consent to continue the evaluation process.
If consent is obtained, students will take a comprehensive aptitude assessment used to help determine student abilities in the areas of non-verbal, verbal and quantitative reasoning. Students must score in the 97th percentile or above in at least one of these areas to be considered for admittance to the program. Parents/Guardians will be notified in writing of their child’s evaluation results and a request for a parent conference will be made to discuss the possibility of placement.
To be placed in the METAGS program, students must meet both the achievement and mental abilities components.