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Dimensions Academy Placement Criteria

Required Data for Application

Every applicant must have a minimum of three pieces of data for consideration into the gifted programs. 

  1. Ability Measure (CogAT, IQ, OLSAT, etc.)
  2. Achievement Measure (MAP, NWEA, ITBS, etc.)
  3. Teacher Recommendation Form 

Tiered Placement

Tier 1:  Highly qualified Bloomington students
Tier 2:  Highly qualified out-of-district students
Tier 3:  Qualified Bloomington students
Tier 4:  Qualified out-of-district students

Each applicant's data will be entered into a profile form. Points will be awarded based on the strength of the data. For example, test scores that fall in Tiers 1 & 2 will earn more points than test scores that fall in Tiers 3 & 4. Placements will be made based on greatest need as indicated by profiles with the highest scores. 

Highly Qualified Students

Qualifying scores for tiers 1 and 2

  • Achievement Measure 98% or greater on Reading
  • Achievement Measure 98% or greater on Math
  • Ability Measure 98% on at least two of the subtests (CogAT: verbal/Quantitative/Nonverbal, IQ: Verbal/Perceptual Reasoning)
  • Ability Measure 98% on composite 
  • Highest teacher rating  

Qualified Students

Qualifying scores for tiers 3 and 4

  • Achievement Measure 95%-97% or greater on Reading
  • Achievement Measure 95%-97% or greater on Math
  • Ability Measure 95%-97% on at least two of the subtests    (CogAT: verbal/Quantitative/Nonverbal, IQ: Verbal/Perceptual Reasoning)
  • Ability Measure 95%-97% on composite 
  • High teacher rating

IQ testing must be administered by an approved licensed psychologist/psychiatrist. Contact Erin Boltik at eboltik@isd271.org to make sure your test administrator is approved. 

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