Identification Process for QUEST Classes

  • Assessment for placement in a QUEST class for high potential students takes place in the spring of the year, with the exception of students new to the district. Recommendations are based on district test scores, a checklist of characteristics observed by the classroom teacher and/or by any adult knowledgeable of the student’s abilities.

     Assessment measures include: 

    • Renaissance STAR Math & Reading Winter Administration
    • Cognitive Ability Test given by the Classroom Teacher or High Potential Coordinator
    • GATES - Gifted and Talented Evaluation Scales (teacher checklist)

    All scores are placed on a weighted grid and student’s composite scores are compared to others at their school/grade level.