School Staff Resources

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  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

  • Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT)

  • Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS)

  • Gifted Evaluation Scale

  • Gifted Rating Scales

  • Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT)

  • Music Aptitude Profile (MAP)

  • Differentiated Ability Scale (DAS) (for Early Access)

  • Juries for Identification in Talent Areas (performance assessment and portfolio review)

  • Link to CDE's commonly used matrix of assessments

Early Access is admitting highly gifted students into kindergarten or first grade before state age requirements as a grade acceleration opportunity.

Twice-exceptional students are those who are identified as gifted AND are identified with a state/federal qualified disability that qualifies them for either an IEP or a 504 plan.

Organizations & Resources

Advanced Learning Plans

Ima Sample's Practice ALP

Advanced Learning Plans are housed in Enrich. ALP goals are aligned with Standards and strength based. Goal writing is a collaborative effort among student, parents, and teachers. ALPs are living documents that reflect current student needs. Students are encouraged to align their ICAP and ALP goals. However, ALP goals must be entered into Enrich in order to count in district percentages. Both academic and affective goals are found in an ALP. ALPs are updated annually.

ALP SMART Goal Setting

Resources for Understanding and Writing ALPs

ALP support templates and instructions