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Students are identified for participation in the Linn-Mar TAG/LEO program based on their high potential in the areas of academic achievement and ability. Students are formally screened in grades 3 through 8. The records of students new to the district will be evaluated as needed.

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Classroom teachers and the LEO teacher complete an observation inventory which focuses on behaviors associated with giftedness. These inventory responses are cumulative for each student from all three grades.

3rd Grade – 5th Grade

Students are identified for the LEO program based on results of the Cognitive Abilities Test. The Cognitive Abilities Screening Form will be given to all 3rd graders in the fall of 2019.

6th Grade – 8th Grade

Each year students are reconsidered for TAG placement based on Cognitive Abilities Tests, Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP,) and Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) test information.

9th Grade – 12th Grade

All 8th grade students will be considered for the High School TAG program based on NWEA MAP and Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) information.