What’s happening in Gifted and Talented
at American Academy?!
American Academy is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February) and 6th grade (November).
2nd Grade Universal Screen
As part of this process, ALL students in second grade who have not been identified for gifted programming will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) the week of February 5, 2024. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.
If your child is already identified for gifted programming, they will not participate in this universal screen testing. Your Gifted and Talented Coordinator will contact you directly with information about this process.
Gifted Identification Referral Testing