Northwest NEWS

October 26, 1998

School

Plan now for Talented and Gifted Programs

   Parents interested in referring their child to Northshore School District's Talented and Gifted Program (grades 3-6), or the Highly Capable Program for junior high students need to start planning now. Referral forms will be in school building beginning Nov. 2.
  
   The completed form must be turned in prior to Nov. 25.
  
   Students selected to participate in the Talented and Gifted Program are chosen based on a combination of factors including scores on both a standardized achievement test and the Cognitive Abilities Test. Teacher recommendations are also considered.
  
   Sixth grade students who score at or above the 90th percentile on both Total Reading and Total Language sections of the IOWA Test of Basic Skills are invited to apply for the Humanities Highly Capable Program.
  
   Those who score at or above the 90th percentile on the Total Mathematics section of the IOWA are invited to apply for the Math Highly Capable Program.
  
   Students who meet this criteria will then be required to take the Cognitive Abilities Test (COGAT) on a Saturday in January.
  
   A parent information night on both the Talented and Gifted Program and the Highly Capable Program will be held Nov. 4 at Woodinville High School from 7-9 p.m.
  
   Call Ford Waterstrat, Coordinator of Gifted Programs, at 489-6228.