Every year, Northshore School District evaluates all students for Highly Capable Program eligibility. Students who participate in this process may receive a Highly Capable qualification. For students in grades K-8, a Highly Capable qualification enables them to engage in advanced-level work in their area(s) of strength.
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As part of our testing procedure for all Highly Capable testing, proctors will explain the structure of the tests to your student. If your student asks, you can say that the tests will be multiple-choice and administered on a computer. Telling your student specific details about the test, such as the number of items or the number of options per question, is unlikely to be helpful.
When talking about testing with your student, keep your tone calm and positive. Encourage your student to listen closely to the proctor's directions. Remind them that your only expectation is that they do their best. After your student finishes a test, remind them that you're proud of them for challenging themselves: praise the effort, not the percentile score.