Testing and Identification Timeline

School-Based Advanced Academic Services (Level II and III)

All decisions regarding advanced academic school-based services are made at the local school. Parents/guardians who would like their child considered for school-based services should submit an AAP School-Based (Level III) Referral Form to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at the local school. Students must be attending FCPS in order to be considered for advanced academic school-based services.

Full-Time Advanced Academic Placement (Level IV)

All decisions regarding full-time placement in advanced academic programs are made by a central selection committee. Based on ability test scores from grades 1 and 2, a screening pool is created. Parents or guardians may refer 2nd grade students who are not in the screening pool, and students in grades 3 through 7, by submitting the AAP Level IV Referral Form (available in all schools and in the Forms section of this website according to the identification schedule below.

Testing:

Schools administer tests to all FCPS students in 1st and 2nd grades according to timeline below, and to students in 3rd through 7th grades who are missing ability test scores according to timeline below. Parents or guardians may request one retest in grades 3 through 7 during the fall testing cycle. Students must be enrolled in and attending FCPS in order to be tested. An ability test score is required for the screening process.

October 15 - 25, 2013

Cognitive Abilities Test, Custom Form for Grade 2

Cognitive Abilities Test (Grades 3-7)

November 18 - 22, 2013

Naglieri Nonverbal Test

January 27 - February 7, 2014

Make up only for FCPS students enrolled after October 2013.


Additional optional testing is available at George Mason University; go to http://cap.gmu.edu or call 703-993-4200

CENTER IDENTIFICATION FALL 2013:

OCTOBER

For FCPS students enrolled and attending after January 2013 and students not enrolled in FCPS.

October 25, 2013
AAP Level IV Referral forms for new to FCPS students due to local school.
Parents/guardians send or deliver documents to Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at local school by this deadline.

NOVEMBER

November 6 - 7, 2013 (8:30 am - 3:30 p.m.)
Parents of students not attending FCPS submit screening files.
All screening files are delivered in person to the Advanced Academic Programs Office at Fairfax Ridge Building:

3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Driving directions
Enter the building through the center doors. The front desk will direct to our offices on the third floor.

DECEMBER

December 2013
Central Selection Committee meets.

JANUARY

January 2014
Eligibility decisions mailed (eligible students grades 3-8 may attend full-time Level IV AAPs beginning 2nd semester 2013-2014 school year).

January 17, 2014
Appeals due to Advanced Academic Programs office.

CENTER IDENTIFICATION SPRING 2014:

FEBRUARY

February 3, 2014
AAP Level IV Referral form and optional materials for FCPS students due to local school. Parents/guardians send or deliver documents to Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at local school by this deadline.

February 4 - 6, 2014 (8:30 am - 3:30 p.m.)
Parents of students not attending FCPS submit screening files. All screening files are delivered in person to the Advanced Academic Programs Office at Fairfax Ridge Building:

3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Driving directions
Enter the building through the center doors. The front desk will direct to our offices on the third floor.

APRIL

March / April 2014
Central Selection Committee meets.

End of April 2014
Eligibility decisions mailed.

MAY

May 5 – 16, 2014
Full-time AAP orientations held at Level IV sites.

JUNE

May 30, 2014
Appeals due to AAP Office.

Fall 2014
Eligible students grade 3-8 may attend AAP Level IV center beginning 1st semester 2014-2015.

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Dr. Carol V. Horn

Dr. Carol V. Horn
K-12 Program Coordinator
3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
571-423-4740
703-279-5208 (Fax)

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Last Updated

January 14, 2014