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. 

September 30-October 10, 2019

  • FCPS CogAT-Custom Form Grade 2 Test administered to all second grade students.
  • Cognitive Abilities Test administered to certain students in Grades 3-7 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.

November 11-15, 2019

  • Naglieri Nonverbal Test administered to all first grade students.
  • Naglieri Nonverbal Test administered to 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 10-14, 2020

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

Identification Schedule: Fall 2019

October 10, 2019

  • Advanced Academic Programs Level IV Referral Form for new FCPS students (enrolled after January 2019) due to AART at attending elementary school or school counselor at the middle school

December 2019

  • Central Selection Committee meets
  • Eligibility decisions mailed

January 7, 2020

  • Appeals due to AAP office

January 29, 2020

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

 

Identification Schedule: Spring 2020

January 9, 2020

  • 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 2020

  • Central Selection Committee meets

April 2-3, 2020

  • Eligibility decisions mailed

April 14-30, 2020

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

May 11, 2020

  • Appeals due to AAP office

Fall 2020

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