Standardized Tests

Scores in the 95th percentile or higher on nationally-normed, standardized tests will qualify students for SIG. Please note, several of the tests listed have multiple versions, and some unacceptable tests have the same acronym as acceptable tests. SIG can only accept test score reports from tests listed below if the report includes nationally-normed percentile rankings or standard scores. If you have any doubt as to the eligibility of your tests, please contact SIG at admissions@giftedstudy.org for verification.

SIG will accept alternate evidence of academic achievement, in the form of two Recommendation Forms, which can be submitted by educators who are familiar with the student's academic record, performance and potential.


  • Abbreviated Stanford Achievement Test (ASAT)
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • Cognitive Skills Inventory (CSI)
  • Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) Achievement Series
  • Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP); see ERB
  • Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) - Percentile scores of 95 or higher are acceptable
  • Developing Cognitive Abilities
  • Diagnostic Inventory of Essential Mathematics (Keymath)
  • Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)
  • ERB (Educational Records Bureau)only accepted with national percentile rankings
  • Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests
  • GOALS
  • Henmon-Nelson Tests of Mental Ability
  • Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) – ERB- Independent school norms of 80 or higher are acceptable
  • Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)
  • Iowa Test of Silent Reading
  • Individual Tests of Academic Skills (ITAS)
  • InView (CTB)
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA)
  • Kentucky Essential Skills Test
  • Kuhlman-Anderson Tests: A Measure of Academic Potential
  • Longitudinal Assessment Program (LAP)
  • Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT)
  • Middle Years Information System (MidYis)
  • Mindprint Assessment - with national percentile ranks of 95% or higher, or two standard deviations above the mean in verbal reasoning, abstract reasoning, or flexible thinking.
  • National Achievement Test (NAT)
  • National Test of Basic Skills (NTBS)
  • Nelson-Denny Reading Test
  • NNAT – Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test
  • NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Achievement Level Tests
  • NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Measures of Academic Progress
  • Oregon PLUS
  • Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test (OLMAT)
  • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)
  • Piaget Individual Aptitude Test (PIAT)
  • Ravens Progressive Matrices
  • Ross Test of Higher Cognitive Abilities
  • Survey of Basic Skills (SBS) part of SRA
  • School and College Ability Test (SCAT) – See scores below
  • Scholastic Testing Service
  • Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary Students (SAGES)
  • Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
  • Sequential Test of Educational Progress (STEP)
  • Science Research Associates, Inc. (SRA)
  • Scott-Foresman Test of Academic Aptitude
  • Scott-Foresman Achievement Series
  • Student Learning Objectives (SLO)
  • Stanford Diagnostic Math
  • Stanford Achievement Test (SAT)
  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
  • Terra Nova
  • Test of Cognitive Skills
  • Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT)
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
    If national percentile is not listed on score report, will accept a test standard score of 130 or above.
  • Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery
  • Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests

 

 

Eligibility Cutoffs For SAT, PSAT (SCAT and ACT yet to be reported 9/22/16)

 

Note: Percentiles are included on all student PSAT and SAT score reports

These are 2016 scores for the “New” SAT

 

SAT (grades 11 and 12) – Nationally Representative Sample Percentiles

Latest figures available – 9/22/2016

  • Total Score – 1360
  • Evidence-based Reading and Writing – 680
  • Math - 700

 

PSAT 10 (grades 10 and 11) – Nationally Representative Sample Percentiles

Latest figures available – 9/22/2016

  • Total Score – 1240
  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing – 630
  • Math – 620

 

PSAT 8/9 (grade 9) – Nationally Representative Sample Percentiles

Latest figures available – 9/22/2016

  • Total Score – 1160
  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing – 600
  • Math – 580

 

PSAT 8/9 (grade 8) – Nationally Representative Sample Percentiles

Latest figures available – 9/22/2016

  • Total Score – 1070
  • Evidence-Based Reading and Writing – 560
  • Math – 540



Please note, several of the tests listed above have multiple versions, and some unacceptable tests have the same acronym as acceptable tests. SIG can only accept test score reports from tests listed above if the report includes nationally-normed percentile rankings or standard scores.



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