Steps for Identification & Timeline

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Dates May Shift Based On Ability To Administer Remote Assessments


March 8, 2021

Referral window opens for grades K-12.

Parents/Guardians, teachers, students, principals and other school staff can refer students.

April 14, 2021

Referral window closes for grades K-12 at 5 p.m.

Apr 12 - Apr 23

Remote CogAT - Universal screener (3 subtests) for grades 3 & 5 plus those referred K-12 (including students referred last Spring who still need testing). 

  • CogAT post-screener administered to top 15% of composite score from three subtests

Apr 26- Apr 30

  • Administer CogAT post-screener (6 subtests) via remote CogAT test protocol. 
  • Send CLED Scale to teachers of students taking CogAT post-screener.

Week of 

May 3, 2021

Multidisciplinary team meets to review data and identify students

Week of 

May 10, 2021

  • Notify schools of newly identified students
  • Send notification letters to families

May 10, 2021

Appeals window opens

May 17, 2021

Appeals window closes

May 28, 2021

Notify appeals families


*Services for newly identified students will begin in the fall of the 2021-22 school year.