Eatonville School District: Highly Capable Program - Selection Process (2020-2021 Placement)

The Eatonville School District Highly Capable program seeks to identify the most highly capable students in our district.  Highly Capable students are students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.  A multi-disciplinary placement team makes placements for the entire district using multiple measures such as ability testing, achievement testing, and teacher identification scales.
Important Dates
  • K-12 Identification referral Window: Referrals are no longer being taken for the 21-22 school year.
  • Highly Capable Ability Testing (CogAT) - March through April, 2021
  • Program notification - Last week of April 2021

Highly Capable Referral Form 

2nd-5th Grade CogAT Screener:

All 2nd grade students (and any 3rd-5th grade student new to the Eatonville School District) will automatically take the short CogAT screener during the month February.

Placement Notes

Students who qualify for highly capable programs will remain in program and progress through this continuum without retesting unless they exit highly capable services.  Students who qualify based on this year's referral and testing will automatically be placed into programs for the next school year.  

Ability Testing

Ability testing for all referred students will take place at the student's school during the school day.  The school will schedule testing as well as notify parents of testing times.  Parents must give permission for testing.  Testing will occur in early March.  The test used for ability testing is the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).  Listed below information that shows CogAT scores typical for students who qualify.

High Verbal: Student earns 129 (97th percentile) or higher in the Verbal section (with at least a 113 in Quantitative section).

High Quantitative: Student earns a 132 (98th percentile) or higher in Quantitative section (with at least a 113 in the Verbal section)