Advanced Content Classes
Sope Creek Elementary offers 4th and 5th grade Advanced Content classes in ELA/Reading and Math. Placement is determined by criteria. Below are the answers to frequently asked questions.
*How will Advanced Content impact Target?
The AC model should not impact the Target resource model. Not all gifted students may qualify for AC courses at the elementary level. Students who qualify for both will be expected to attend a full day of Target classes.
*What is the Advanced Content model?
- Homogeneous grouping on the basis of academic performance/achievement in a specific academic content area
- Classes include gifted and highly able students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and motivation in a particular content area
- Placement is determined by criteria
ELA Advanced Content Criteria
|Class Performance||3 or 3+ yearly average in 3rd grade reading|
|Achievement||90-99%ile Total Reading on 3rd grade IOWA or Distinguished Learner designated on Milestones in English Language Arts.|
|Ability||85-99%ile Verbal Age Percentile on 3rd grade CogAT|
Mathematics Advanced Content Criteria
|Class Performance||3 or 3+ yearly average in 3rd grade mathematics|
|Achievement||90-99%ile Total Math on 3rd grade IOWA or Distinguished Learner designated on Milestones in Mathematics.|
|Ability||85-99%ile Quantitative Age Percentile on 3rd grade CogAT|
*How will AC instruction be delivered?
AC students will be clustered together all day into a homeroom class where they receive AC math and AC ELA/Reading from the same teacher.
*Will my student be considered for Advanced Content classes in middle school?
Elementary students in the Advanced Content program do not automatically qualify for advanced classes in middle school.
Middle school advanced content criteria and placement is a local school decision. If you have questions regarding the placement criteria for your local feeder school, please contact that school directly.