This post is part of a three-part series on how to apply for the Elementary Discovery Program:
- Applying for the Discovery Program, Part 1: GT Testing
- Applying for the Discovery Program, Part 2: Teacher Rating
- Applying for the Discovery Program, Part 3: Parent Rating
How to Identify If Your Child is GiftedOne of the required materials for the Elementary Discovery Program within Douglas County School District (DCSD) is a copy of ability and achievement test results for your student. These tests are just one component of the body of evidence used to evaluate your student's strengths, skills and abilities and ensure a good fit between your student and the Discovery Program.
- Universal CogAT Testing - Normally, DCSD administers the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to all 3rd grade students at the beginning of every school year for free and your school's GT Coordinator will contact you if your student's scores fall within the gifted range. The CogAT is comprised of three sections: