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  • How many students do you test each year?

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    In the 2015-16 school year, we tested 1,308 students.  This year we are on course to test 2,500 students.

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  • What are the most popular ages to test students?

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    In any given year, most of the students we assess are in Pre-K (53%), but first grade(8%) and fifth grade (8%) are big testing grades, as well.

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  • At what age can a student first be tested?

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    A student can be tested when they are 3 years and 6 months old.  They can be tested any time after that age.

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  • How many students do you test per day?

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    We test 10 students per day.  We try to reserve the earlier appointments for 3-4 year olds and test older students in the afternoon.

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  • How many times can a student be tested?

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    A student can be tested a maximum of four times, one time per year.

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  • What scores are needed to be considered “gifted”?

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    A student must have an IQ and academic achievement scores at or above the 90th percentile.

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  • How do I have my child tested for Gifted Services?

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    • Contact the district’s Gifted Education Office at (314) 345-4548. Shelice Hardin will be happy to provide more information and schedule an appointment for testing.
    • St. Louis Public Schools does not accept testing results from outside or private agencies.
    • Gifted Testing Office does not inform parents of the test instrument(s) being used at any time prior to the administration of the test for their child.
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  • What happens during the gifted testing?

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    • Testing will be administered at 801 N. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
    • The intelligence test administered depends on the age of the child and previous testing
    • The academic test administered depends on the grade level of the child being tested
    • Length of the test is dependent on the child’s age and abilities (25 minutes – 2.5 hours)
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  • How do I apply to Gifted Magnet Schools?

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    • Online www.slps.org
    • Fill out the paper application found in the Magnet School Guide and return/mail it to Student Recruitment & Placement at 801 N. 11th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
    • Scan and email to slpsmagnetschools@slps.org
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  • What happens next?

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    • Next, a confirmation receipt will be emailed or mailed to your home.
    • Applications received by Student Recruitment & Placement are time-stamped before being entered into database if paper application is submitted
    • Placement Priority is assigned based on information submitted with application and interface with SLPS student database if applicable
    • Application delivered to Gifted Testing Offices
    • Application Screened
    • If the child meets criteria then a testing appointment is scheduled
    • Lottery Drawing
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  • What is the Lottery?

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    • When your child’s application is submitted, it will be reviewed and assigned to its appropriate Placement Priority category.
    • When the lottery is run the system randomly selects an application within the Placement Priority order, and attempts to assign the applicant to the first choice and then second choice if needed.
    • The number of applicants for specific schools and grade levels will often exceed the number of available spaces, so all applications are entered into a lottery with those applicants who are unable to be placed being added to waiting lists.
    • The lottery system is used to assure an equal chance of placement for all students applying to magnet schools, within the established Placement Priority categories.
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  • When will I receive my child’s results?

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    Receiving the results is often an emotion-filled moment for parents.  We would rather parents receive notification of the results via written correspondence rather than verbally, in the presence of their children.  Results are sent within three to five days of testing.

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  • Why did my child receive a different test than my friend’s child?

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    Children of different ages receive different tests.  There are also a number of different tests we administer to ensure that no student will receive a specific test more than once.

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  • Why is the time needed to test a student different?

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    Because we use a number of different tests of differing lengths, the time needed to administer the test also changes.  Some tests can be given in approximately 15 minutes; others take approximately 90 minutes.  How quickly a student provides answers to the examiner is also a contributing factor to the length of a given test.

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