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 1-12, 2018

  • FCPS CogAT-Custom Form Grade 2 Test administered to all second grade students and to third through seventh grade students missing ability test scores or exercising their one-time retest option.
  • Cognitive Abilities Test  (administered to specific students in Grades 3-7)

November 12-16, 2018

  • Naglieri Nonverbal Test administered to all students in Grade 1 and for certain students in Grades 2-7 who do not have an ability test score on file. Students whose parents and/or guardians have requested to use their one-time retest option may also test during this window

February 11-15, 2019

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

Identification Schedule: Fall 2018

October 11, 2018

  • 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

November 2018

  • Central Selection Committee meets

December 2018

  • Eligibility decisions mailed

December 17, 2018

  • Appeals due to AAP office

January 28, 2019

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

 

Identification Schedule: Spring 2019

January 10, 2019 

  • 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 2019

  • Central Selection Committee meets

April 4-5, 2019

  • Eligibility decisions mailed

April 10-30, 2019

  • Full-time AAP orientations held at Level IV sites (elementary school only). Orientations will not be held during spring break.

May 10, 2019

  • Appeals due to AAP office

Fall 2019

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