Gifted Testing Parent Notification

2018-2019 Gifted Testing Dates

The Ohio Department of Education requires school districts to administer whole-grade testing for the purpose of gifted identification. Kindergarten through middle school students at Green Local participate in MAP testing throughout the school year to monitor students’ learning, and these results may also be used for gifted identifications in the specific academic areas of reading and math. In addition, all 2nd and 5th graders are assessed each November for superior cognitive and creative thinking giftedness using the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)*.

In the spring the district provides additional testing opportunities for eligible individual students who have not yet been identified as gifted, but who have been referred to participate in gifted identification testing for superior cognitive. These tests take place during the school day, and referred students must have parental consent on file to participate. Teacher referrals for this superior cognitive testing are typically collected in January of each year, and parents will be contacted for permission to evaluate these students. Parent referrals for the spring superior cognitive testing opportunity are also accepted from January through the February deadline. "Superior Cognitive" should be marked on the referral form. Deadlines are firm, and a consent for evaluation form must accompany the referral. Testing will take place in March or April (exact dates will be posted below). Links for referral and parent consent forms are located at http://www.green-local.k12.oh.us/district/gifted-program.

This year students at Green Local will be tested on or near the following dates.
Kindergarten:
Reading MAP – September 5, January 15, April 29
Math MAP – September 7, January 17, April 30
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 18-22 (Kocsis, Duffy, Sterling) and March 25-29 (Harris)

1st grade:
Reading MAP - September 4, January 14, April 8
Math MAP – September 6, January 16, April 9
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 18-22 (Horst, Beichler) and March 25-29 (Indermuhle, Brookover)

2nd grade:
OLSAT on November 12-16
Reading MAP – August 29, January 15, April 8
Math MAP – August 31, January 17, April 9
**Superior Cognitive Testing - April 1-5

3rd grade:
Reading MAP - August 29, January 8, April 25
Math MAP – August 31, January 10, April 26
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 18-22

4th grade:
Reading MAP - August 28, January 16
Math MAP – August 30, January 18
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 18-22

5th grade:
OLSAT on November 12-16
Reading MAP – August 28, January 9
Math MAP – August 30, January 11
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 25-29

6th grade:
Reading MAP – September 5, January 9
Math MAP – September 6, January 10
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 25-29

7th grade:
Reading MAP – August 31, January 11
Math MAP – August 31, January 11
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 25-29

8th grade:
Reading MAP - August 29, January 7
Math MAP – August 28, January 7
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 25-29

9th grade:
**Superior Cognitive Testing - March 18-22

**Superior cognitive make-up testing will take place April 1-12.

*A parent may decline to have a child participate in the whole-grade gifted program testing by submitting a form to the building administrator at least one week prior to the scheduled testing. See the district Gifted web page to download the “Form to Decline Whole Grade Gifted Testing.”

PO Box 438 | 100 Smithie Drive, Smithville, Ohio 44677 | Phone: 330.669.3921 | Fax: 330.669.2121