iLearn Students are screened and evaluated for gifted and talented programming and services via multiple selection criteria. The top 2%-6%* of the student population is typically identified as G&T by national standards. iLearn Schools strives to be inclusive while maintaining these national standards.
Cognitive Abilities Test™ Screening in Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal Batteries OR Naglieri Nonverbal Assessment Test
Grades 1, 4, 6, 9 and ALL NEW STUDENTS
Above average stanine scores (7, 8, 9) are considered for full evaluation for gifted programming and services.
NJ State Student Learning Assessments for Math & ELA
Math & ELA (grades 3-9) and Science (grades 5, 8, 11) Test Scores
Scale Score of 4 or above recommended
Pre-SAT Academic and College Readiness test scores for grades 9-11
Normative Academic Achievement Scores
85%ile ranking or above in the STAR Math and/or STAR Reader assessments are considered for the gifted programming and services for students in grades 3-8.
School Grade Point Average of > 3.5 is recommended.
Discipline records, including but not limited to attendance, (de)/merit points, teacher recommendations, are taken into consideration along with GPA.
Students whose weighted admission matrix scores qualify are officially selected and matched with appropriate Gifted and Talented programming and services.
Students who are officially identified as Rising Talent or Gifted and Talented are offered admissions to receive appropriate Gifted & Talented services. Written parent/legal guardian permission is required in order to be eligible for the placement in G&T services.
Appropriate curricular and instructional modifications in and beyond the classroom via Tier I, II, and Tier III Gifted and Talented programming and services provide intellectually stimulating enrichment opportunities, academic challenges, and platforms for creative expression. Rising Talent Pool students receive Tier II & Tier III services based on space availibility.
I. Students identified as gifted and talented will be continually monitored and annually re-assessed for the continuing appropriateness of services and/or curricular modifications as well as determine eligibility to continue receiving G&T programming services. Assessments will include:
II. A student may be deemed ineligible to receive gifted and talented services and/or curricular modifications when:
III. A student identified as Gifted & Talented may still be deemed ineligible to receive Tier III gifted & talented services, i.e., iStellar, given only the most advanced high achievement students with top relevant scores may be eligible for enrollment.
IV. A recommendation to withdraw a student from the Gifted and Talented program may be made by the student’s classroom teacher, the school administration, the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s), and, where appropriate, the student. Final decision to withdraw a student from the Gifted and Talented program may be made by the Program Director.