Steps for Identification & Timeline

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2021-2022 School Year: Steps for Identifying Students for Highly Capable Services

Last Updated: 10/17/2022


  • Dates shift due to unexpected operations resulting from the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.
  • The table below is specific to the timeline and process for identifying students in Kindergarten and 1st grade who should be receiving Highly Capable Services. The timeline and steps for identifying students in Grade 2 and above will be published later this fall and traditionally takes place each spring. 
  • Questions? Please reach out to staff on the Teaching & Learning Team through our general email address: Knox-[email protected].



Work with communications to create Robo call and email to share K-1 assessment timeline


K-1 referral window opens (forms can be found on the website). This opportunity is communicated (1) externally through District News on the District Website, School Websites, and Social Media and (2) internally through "Here's the Scoop" blog messaging and amplification in the T&L Kindergarten and 1st Grade Schoology Groups.


Teachers, other staff, parents/guardians, students, and members of the community can refer students.


K-1 referral window closes at 5 p.m.


Send CLED Teacher Rating Scale (Culturally, Linguistically, and Economically Diverse learners) to teachers of referred students


CogAT testing window opens for K-1


*CogAT will be administered by proctors from Teaching and Learning at the buildings


CogAT testing window closes for K-1


Collect CLED scales from teachers

Week of 12/13/2021 Multidisciplinary Selection Committee (MDSC) meets to review data and identify students

Week of 1/3/2022

Notify schools of students newly identified newly identified for Highly Capable Services

Week of 1/10/2022

Send notification letters to families 


Appeals window for K-1 opens


Appeals window closes for K-1

Week of 2/1/2022

Notify appeals families


*Services for students newly identified for Highly Capable Services will begin in second semester of the 2021-22 school year.