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Hi-Cap Nomination Period Open Feb. 14-25

Mead School District currently uses the CogAT to help with this process.  Being designated as a highly capable learner gives parents and the school more information about the student’s learning needs.

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), along with prior District and/or State assessments, are among the multiple measures used as part of the evaluation process to determine if a student qualifies to be designated as highly capable. The CogAT measures a student’s general abstract reasoning and their verbal, quantitative, and non-verbal abilities.

Since all 2nd graders will be screened in March with the CogAT, referrals are not necessary for 2nd grade students.  However, they may be nominated for evaluation in future years.

Referrals will be received February 14-25, 2022.  Referral forms are available below or you may contact your child’s school for further assistance.  Please return hard copy forms directly to your child’s school.

Further testing may be required in April while a team evaluates multiple points of data.  Families will be notified of final decisions regarding Highly Capable designations in June.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Mead Learning and Teaching Department at (509) 465-6040. 


Click here to nominate a student through Google Forms.


Click here for a PDF form to print and nominate a student: