Elementary AAP Qualifications
Students who meet the criteria in two of the three dimensions are eligible for gifted and talented services.
- Met Dimensions A & B
- Met Dimensions A & C
- Met Dimensions B & C
- Students’ aptitude test results (Dimension A) can qualify a student for placement if they have a total composite score of 96th percentile or higher.
Any 3rd – 5th grader who scores at or above the 80th percentile on a nationally normed achievement test and/or ability test will be placed in the corresponding AAP (ELA/Math) course. Any 2nd grader who scores at or above the 80th percentile on a nationally normed achievement test and/or ability test will be placed in the corresponding AAP (ELA/Math) course the following school year.
Appeals for Local Placement in AAP
The parent/guardian of any student who was nominated and tested with a nationally normed achievement test and/or ability test for AAP and who failed to qualify for AAP ELA and/or Math (grades 3-5) and would like to appeal the placement must complete an appeal form and deliver to the school. (Forms are available at each school). Upon receipt of the appeal form, the school will follow the procedures outlined below:
- Schools will provide the teacher of the child whose parent/guardian is appealing with a copy of the teacher recommendation/rating form which must be completed for the area’s being appealed.
- Schools will attach the teacher’s completed recommendation/rating form and a copy of the most recent grade history and testing data to the appeal application and send to the AAP Office.
- Principals or their designees will complete the school’s recommendation form.
- Schools will deliver the competed appeals packet along with their recommendations to the AAP Office.
Upon receipt of the appeals packet, the district AAP evaluation team will review the information provided. The committee will then recommend one of the following actions:
- Granting the appeal
- Rejection of the appeal
After considering all information presented in the appeal, the evaluation team will approve or deny the appeal for AAP placement. The AAP office will serve as the final decision and the parent/guardian will be notified.