Identification

In East Allen County Schools, we give the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) screener to all students in grades K, 2, and 5.  Then, the students who fall in the top 20% of those screener scores, will be tested further in order to determine recommendation for the EDGE program.  Students may be recommended for General Intellectual, Mathematics, or Language Arts placement.  Building-level teams will make recommendations to the district-level committee for final decision on placement into the EDGE program.  Parents then receive a letter if their student has qualified. 

New Students:
New students will be tested using the CogAT on an as-needed basis.  If documentation is available showing identification in a previous district, the building-level team has the ability to make a recommendation and then the district-level committee will make a final decision on placement into the EDGE program.  If a student transfers to EACS after 5th grade and either has not been previously identified OR is not admitted into the EDGE program, a parent may petition for testing.  Please see page 11-12 of the EACS High Ability Plan for instructions and the form. 

Parent Petition Process:
If a student is not in Grades K, 2, or 5, a parent may request testing.  Please see page 11-12 of the EACS High Ability Plan for instructions and the form.


Click here to view the EACS High Ability Programming for K-12