Students are referred for CATS program screenings in three ways:

Every student at Orchard Farm is screened for the gifted program in first and third grade, via the administration of the CogAT, t
eacher requests or parent requests.

While CogAT and IQ scores are reliable and valid measures, it is not uncommon for a student's scores to change every few years. These fluctuations are relatively small, yet could still allow for a formerly disqualified student to qualify at a later date. For this reason, students may eligible to be re-screened in the future.

For more state guidance and gifted recommendations, visit the DESE website.

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