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4th & 5th Grade AC Placement

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AC Placement Requirements

Shallowford Falls – AC Placement Requirements (4th and 5th grades) 

  • All students are screened for AC placement by the AC team and administration.  Parents of qualifying students will be notified if their child qualifies for placement.  
  • ELA placement is based on the following scores: 

Achievement: Iowa Total Reading Score

Achievement: Milestones ELA 

Mental Ability: Cogat Verbal Age Percentile Score 

  • Math Placement is based on the following scores:

Achievement: Iowa Total Math Score

Achievement: Milestones Math

Mental Ability: Cogat Quantitative Age Percentile Score 

 

Descriptor 

Criteria for 4th grade placement 

Class Performance 

3 or 3+ yearly average in 3rd grade reading/math

Achievement 

90-99%ile Total Reading/Total Math on 3rd grade Iowa OR Distinguished learner designation on Milestones in English Language Arts/Math

Ability 

85-99% Verbal /Quantitative age percentile on 3rd grade Cogat

 

Descriptor 

Criteria for 5th grade placement 

Class Performance 

90-100% yearly average in 4th grade reading/math

Achievement 

90-99%ile Total Reading/Total Math on most recent Iowa OR Distinguished learner designation on Milestones in English Language Arts/Math

Ability 

85-99% Verbal /Quantitative age percentile on most recent Cogat