1. Our identification process begins with Renzulli's Talent Pool Identification Plan. With the Talent Pool approach, the intent is to be inclusive, to "cast a wide net." Every child in grades K-5 will be assessed, even if parents or teachers do not nominate a student as an AAE candidate.
2. Data is collected on every candidate in that pool. Data includes teacher feedback, standardized test scores, grade point average, DRA level, and/or work samples, COGATs. This info is collected by Ms. Meyer.
3. The data for each candidate is reviewed by the AA&E committee. There is no standard "cutoff number," as it fluctuates based on the instructional levels offered in the general ed classroom. Based on this data, a determination is made as to whether a student's needs are being met in the general ed classroom or if a student would benefit from AA&E services.
4. Parents of all candidates and all teachers will be notified of the results of the data review.
5. AA&E services begin for identified students after parental permission is obtained.
Please note this page used to contain a Parent Nomination form. Since all students in K-5 are assessed, the parent nomination form is no longer necessary. Parents are, of course, welcome to call/meet to discuss our AAE program at any time!