Testing and Identification Timeline for Students Attending FCPS

Advanced Academic Programs

Testing Schedule

Schools administer tests to all FCPS students in Grades 1 and 2, and also to students in Grades 3-7 who are missing ability test scores, according to the timeline below. Parents or guardians may request one retest in Grades 2-7 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 10-20, 2017

  • FCPS CogAT-Custom Form grade  2 Test (administered to all Grade 2 students)
  • Cognitive Abilities Test  (administered to specific students in Grades 3-7)

November 13-17, 2017

  • Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (administered to specific students in Grades 2-7)

February 12-16, 2018

  • Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (administered to all students in Grade 1 and students in Grades 2-7 who need an ability test score for Level IV screening)

 

Identification Schedule: Fall 2017

October 5, 2017

  • Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form for new FCPS students (enrolled after January 2017) due to AART at attending elementary school or school counselor at the middle school

December 2017

  • Central Selection Committee meets

January 2018

  • Eligibility decisions mailed

January 16, 2018

  • Appeals due to AAP office

January 30, 2018

  • Eligible students in Grades 3-8 may attend full-time AAP sites beginning second semester

 

Identification Schedule: Spring 2018

January 12, 2018 

  • Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form and optional materials for students in Grade 2 who are not in pool and students in Grades 3–7 due to Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at attending elementary school or school counselor at the middle school.  
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Due to the tight time frame, do not wait for test information to submit a referral if you would like your student screened.  No exceptions to the referral deadline are made.

March 2018

  • Central Selection Committee meets

April 5-6, 2018

  • Eligibility decisions mailed

April 17-27, 2018

  • Full-time AAP orientations held at Level IV sites (elementary school only)

May 11, 2018

  • Appeals due to AAP office

Fall 2018

  • Eligible students in Grades 3-8 may attend full-time AAP sites beginning first semester