2018-2019 Timeline

  • Student Referral Period

    October 22-November 21, 2018

    Referral packets will be sent home to all students in grades K-1, 3-5. All referred students will be administered the CogAT. Referral packets are due by November 21. The referral packet includes a Parent Information Survey this year.

    Referral Deadline

    November 21, 2019

    Deadline for submitting a referral packet for HiCap testing for grades K-1, and 3-5.

    CogAT for Kindergarten

    December 3-18, 2018

    Grade K CogAT administered to referred students at their home schools.

    Universal Screening with CogAT

    January 3-31, 2019

    Grades 2 & 6 CogAT administered to ALL students at their home schools. 

    The Multi-Disciplinary Committee will screen the data and move students forward that have scores similar to qualifying scores. These students will be sent a letter notifying parents that their children are being considered for HiCap services. Following identification, these parents will receive notification letters. 

    Students who were eliminated through screening in grades 2 and 6 will not receive letters. CogAT scores will be posted in Skyward. Parents can nominate their child(ren) the following school year.

    Grade K Selection

    January 10, 2019

    The Multidisciplinary Selection Committee meets to select grade K students for HiCap services. Identification and non-identification letters mailed out the following week. Services to begin second semester.

    CogAT for Grades 1, 3-5

    February 1 - March 13, 2019

    Grades 1, 3-5 CogAT administered to referred students at their home schools.

    Grades 1-6 Selection

    April 1-2, 2019

    The Multidisciplinary Selection Committee meets to select students in grades 1-6 for HiCap services. Identification and non-identification letters mailed out by April 16 to parents who either nominated their child or were moved forward following screening in grades 2 and 6.

    Grades 1-6 Selection Deadline

    April 23, 2019

    Parent deadline for returning signed acceptance letters for students in grades 1-6.

    May 3, 2019

    Parent deadline for submitting an appeal form for students in grades 1-6.

    Grades 7-11 Student Referral Period

    April 29 – May 15, 2019

    Referral packets will be available to all students in grades 7-11. Referral packets are due by May 15, 2019.

    Grades 7-11 Referral Deadline

    May 15, 2019

    Deadline for submitting referral packet for HiCap testing

    Grades 7-11 HiCap Program Selection

    May 30, 2019

    The Multidisciplinary Selection Committee meets to select grades 7-11 students for HiCap services. Identification and nonidentification letters mailed out by June 3, 2019.

    Grades 7-11 Selection Deadline

    June 7, 2019

    Parent deadline for returning signed acceptance letters for students in grades 7-11

    June 17, 2019

    Parent deadline for submitting an appeal process form and portfolio for students in grades 7-11

    June 21, 2019

    Multidisciplinary Selection Committee to review all appeals for grades 7-11 and communicate the decision in writing to parent/guardian.

    Grades K-6 Summer Testing

    We will be administering the Cognitive Abilities Test 7 Screener in August to students entering grades 1-6 who have not taken it within the previous six months. This testing is scheduled for students who are new to the district, who missed the normal testing during the school year because of circumstances beyond their control, or were invited through the appeal process.

    To register for testing, please complete the Summer Permission to Test Form and Parent Inventory of Student Learning, Behavior, & Creativity Form and send both to the Kent School District Highly Capable Office.

    July 12, 2019

    Parent deadline to submit the Summer Permission to Test Form and Parent Inventory of Student Learning, Behavior, & Creativity Form for students in grades K-6.

    July 30, 2019

    Summer testing will take place at the Kent School District Administration Center Puget Sound Room (12033 SE 256th Street, Kent) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on July 30.

    Student drop off and pick up will happen outside the main Kent School District Office. Please check in at the front desk and pick your student up promptly at 12:00 p.m.

    Please ensure your child is well fed and well rested. Please ensure your child has a light snack, water, and a book to read. 

    August 6, 2019

    The Multidisciplinary Selection Committee meets to select students tested in the summer for HiCap services. Identification and non-identification letters mailed out by Aug. 9, 2019.

    August 16, 2019

    Parent deadline for submitting an appeal form for summer testing.

Last Modified on June 24, 2019