Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
2/14/2019 - 6:30 PM  
3. Report with Possible Action on Gifted Identification and PSAT Data  
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Admin Policy 7.38 - Balanced Assessment Systems  
Gifted Identification and PSAT Data
CogAT and TOPS Data 2019
PSAT Demographic Data
File Attachment:
Gifted Identification and PSAT Data.pdf
CogAT and TOPS Data 2019.pdf
PSAT Demographic Data.pdf
Wisconsin State Statute Chapters 121.02(1)(t) and 118.35 require school boards to provide programs to students who are identified as gifted and talented. Milwaukee Public Schools begins this process through identification of students that uses multiple data points. This presentation will review this year's screening of students using a cognitive reasoning assessment and the Teacher's Observation of Potential in Students (TOPS). This screening provides a more equitable identification of gifted potential in all children in areas such as academic, overall intellect, creativity, leadership, interests, spatial abilities, and social perceptiveness. Additionally, programming opportunities for identified students will be discussed including curriculum compacting, specialized programs, acceleration, and support for parents.

A chart is attached that provides disaggregated data for the current year and the previous two school years from the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and TOPS. This data is redacted for groups that have fewer than 10 students to maintain privacy.

Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test PSAT/NMSQT results will also be reviewed with information on how students can use the data to advance college and career readiness and earn scholarships. A chart is included with demographic data from the 2018 PSAT/NMSQT administration.
Fiscal Impact Statement:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Melanie Stewart - Director
Signed By:  
Marla Bronaugh - Chief Communications and School Performance Officer
Signed By:  
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent