Highly Capable Timeline 2020 - 2021

  • December: 12/1/2020-1/8/21

    • Referral window open for current FWPS scholars, grades K-11
    • Referrals accepted from staff, families, scholars, and community members
    • Referrals trigger an evaluation process and review of data
          While 2nd graders do not require a referral to trigger the CogAT assessment, the referral information is valuable and used by the committee for qualification. If you feel a scholar will benefit from Highly Capable Services, please submit a referral, regardless of grade level.

    January: 1/11/21 - 1/29/21

    • HC Department compiles most recent data from district/state assessments (iReady, IRLA, SBA, etc.) for the District Highly Capable Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee (HCMSC)
    • Parent permission to test forms distributed and collected for referred scholars

    February: 2/1/21 – 2/26/21

    •  CogAT testing for all referred scholars who have parent permission (grades K-1, 3-11) and all 2nd grade scholars

    March: 3/1/21 - 3/26/21

    • District HCMSC reviews data for all 2nd grade scholars and all referred scholars
    • HCMSC’s determinations communicated to families and schools

    April: 4/5/21 - 4/26/21

    District HCMSC reviews data for all 2nd grade scholars and all referred scholars
    HCMSC’s determinations communicated to families and schools

     
    May: 5/3/21 – 5/7/21 Consent Letters sent home. Eligible/Not Eligible letters sent home.

     

    Consent Process

    Appeal Process

    5/21/21 Parent consent for HC services for the 2021-22 school year due
     
    5/24/21 Lists of eligible scholars with consent on file sent to principals
     
    5/24/21 - 5/31/21 Building level HC teams meet to determine Services/
    placement of eligible scholars

     

    5/10/21 - 5/18/21 Appeal window open

    5/19/21 Appeal data processed; additional assessments administered as needed
     
    5/20/21 The committee’s final decision will be sent in writing to the person filing the appeal
     
    5/24/21 Parent consent form for the 2021-22 school year due for scholar determined to be eligible via appeal

     

     

     

FAQ's & HiCap Timeline Flyers

Contact

  • For immediate assistance, please contact your school. For district level questions, contact Doug Ouellette, MIT, Director of Highly Capable & Advanced Learning. Office Phone: 253-945-2227

    Email: douellette@fwps.org