Screening

Reminder: Per WAC 392-170-047, Northshore School District is required to obtain parent/guardian permission prior to conducting assessments for Highly Capable program eligibility. If you would like your student to be considered for the Highly Capable Program, be sure to complete the online permission form prior to October 25, 2019.
 

What is screening?

During screening, the Highly Capable Department will review recently-collected data we have on file for your student. In some cases, we may administer the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT3) in order to collect additional information about your student's potential eligibility for Highly Capable services. Students who have met the screening criteria for their grade and have parent/guardian permission to participate in testing will move on to assessment. 

Our Instruments page has additional information on the sources of data for the Highly Capable Eligibility Process: Instruments.

 

How do students move to assessment?

  • If your student is new to Northshore (enrolling prior to October 16, 2019), our department will administer the NNAT3. Their NNAT3 will be reviewed alongside academic achievement data (for example, their fall i-Ready score and/or their Smarter Balanced Assessments). 
  • If your student is currently receiving Highly Capable Services in either reading or math, they are already eligible to participate in assessment. Because of this, they will not participate in screening.
  • For all other grades, refer to the section below. 

 

 Kindergarten

All kindergarten students will take the WaKIDS and the NNAT3, so there is no formal "screening" stage for kindergarteners. To learn more about Highly Capable Eligibility Process for kindergarten students, visit our page on Holistic Services. 

READ about Holistic Services READ about the NNAT3

 


 First Grade

This year, all first-graders will take the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT3).

In order to participate in the Iowa Assessments, first-graders need to meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • 85th percentile or higher on the NNAT3
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Reading
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Math

Learn more about the NNAT3


 Second Grade

In order to participate in the Iowa Assessments, second-graders need to meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • 85th percentile or higher on the 2018-2019 NNAT3
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Reading
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Math
  • currently receiving Highly Capable Services for math or reading 

 Third Grade

In order to participate in the Iowa Assessments, third-graders need to meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • 85th percentile or higher on the 2018-2019 NNAT3
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Reading
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Math
  • currently receiving Highly Capable Services for math or reading 

 Fourth Grade

In order to participate in the Iowa Assessments, fourth-graders need to meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • 85th percentile or higher on the 2018-2019 NNAT3
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Reading
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Math
  • 85th percentile or higher on the SBA
  • currently receiving Highly Capable Services for math or reading 

 Fifth Grade

This year, all fifth-graders will take the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT3). In order to participate in the Iowa Assessments, fifth-graders need to meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • 85th percentile or higher on the 2018-2019 NNAT3
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Reading
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Math
  • 85th percentile or higher on the SBA
  • currently receiving Highly Capable Services for math or reading 

 Middle School

In order to participate in the Iowa Assessments, middle-schoolers need to meet at least one of the following criteria: 

  • 85th percentile or higher on the 2018-2019 NNAT3
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Reading
  • 85th percentile or higher on i-Ready Math
  • 85th percentile or higher on the SBA
  • currently receiving Highly Capable Services for math or reading 

 High School

High school students will not participate in the Iowa Assessments. Our district will review all available data (e.g. Smarter Balanced Assessments) to determine eligibility. 

As a reminder, all advanced courses at the high school level are self-select. Students do not need to be qualified for Highly Capable services in order to enroll in an advanced course.