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Identification

All students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (any year) will automatically qualify for placement in Focus, the district elementary gifted and talented program that serves students in grades 3, 4 and 5.

Any students who have scored at the 97th percentile or above on both math and reading on the MCA or MAP tests will automatically qualify.  These scores can be in different tests or different years but must be in both reading and math. 

During the school year students are added to the Focus groups if they qualify based on additional MAP or MCA testing.

When students qualify for Focus, they stay in the program throughout elementary school.  They do not have to qualify again each year.