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Title: Qualifying for Challenge


1
Qualifying for Challenge
2
Qualifying Scores
  • There are three dimensions used to identify
    students who qualify for Challenge Aptitude,
    Achievement, and Performance. In most cases, a
    student must have one qualifying item in two
    different dimensions.
  • The only exception is when a childs composite
    aptitude score is 96NP (National Percentile) or
    greater. If this is the case, no other scores
    are required.

3
Dimension A
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogATgiven to all of
    our second graders) or another approved aptitude
    test
  • Verbal 93 NP or higher
  • Nonverbal 93 NP or higher
  • Quantitative 93 NP or higher
  • Composite 93 NP or higher

4
Dimension B
  • MAP, PACT, ITBS, or another nationally normed
    achievement test
  • Math 94 NP or higher (grade 2 Total Math other
    grades Math Problem Solving)
  • Reading Comprehension 94 NP or higher
  • Advanced on PACT in the area (s) math or reading

5
Dimension C
  • Performance Tasks Test
  • This test is given only if the student (s) have
    met one of the other dimensions and has been
    assessed and still does not qualify for
    challenge. This test is given in the spring.
    (March-TBD)
  • Grade 2 16/20 in Verbal or Nonverbal
  • Grade 3 18/20 in Verbal or Nonverbal
  • Grade 4 16/20 in Verbal or 22/28 in Nonverbal
  • Grade 5 18/20 in Verbal or 25/28 in Nonverbal
  • End of 6th grade GPA of 3.75 or higher.

6
In Short-You Must Meet Two Out of the Three
Criteria
Aptitude- Dimension A Achievement- Dimension B Performance Task- Dimension C
Must Score 93rd percentile in- Verbal, Nonverbal, or Quantitative CoGAT, Naglieri, or Olsat Must Score 94 National Percentile in math (grade 2 Total Math other grades Math Problem Solving) or reading comprehension 94NP Advance on PACT in the area of Reading or Math Maps, PACT, ITBS Grade 2 16/20 in Verbal or Nonverbal Grade 3 18/20 in Verbal or Nonverbal Grade 4 16/20 in Verbal or 22/28 in Nonverbal Grade 5 18/20 in Verbal or 25/28 in Nonverbal A test given by the Challenge teacher developed by the college of William and Mary.
7
Real Life
  • You can be twice exceptional.
  • You can be an A student and not qualify for
    Challenge.
  • You can qualify for Challenge and choose not to
    be served.
  • We are a state funded program and have to serve
    each grade a certain amount of minutes. Two
    Hundred minutes for fourth and fifth grade and
    125 minutes for third grade.
  • No! Challenge students will not make all As and
    be gifted in all subjects.

8
Things You Can Do in the Classroom.
  • Do not allow early finishers tutor other students
    or file papers.
  • Websites that students can do in the Class
    www.coolmath4kids.com a great website for all
    students. This website has higher order thinking
    math games on it like Lemonade stand and Rush-
    free.
  • Logic puzzles- You can go to www.logicpuzzles.com
    and print premade puzzles for the students to
    do- free.
  • The newspaper has crossword puzzles that they can
    do to build their vocabulary.
  • The Suduko puzzles are wonderful for the students
    to do. You can get those free as well on
    http//www.activityvillage.co.uk/sudoku_for_kids.h
    tm
  • www.eduplace.com have wonderful activities for
    all students to do for free- Science, math,
    social studies, and language arts.
  • The Mad-Libs helps teach students the parts of
    speech.

9
The End!!
  • Thank you for your patience as I try to make sure
    the schedule works.
  • Thanks also for being flexible when additional
    testing has to be done.
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