Standardized Tests Accepted for Admissions

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.

  • ACT/SAT
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • Cognitive Skills Inventory (CSI)
  • Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) Achievement Series
  • Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)
  • ERB (Educational Records Bureau): Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP), Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) tests are acceptable
  • GOALS
  • Henmon-Nelson Tests of Mental Ability
  • 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)
  • Kuhlman-Anderson Tests: A Measure of Academic Potential
  • Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT)
  • National Achievement Test (NAT)
  • National Test of Basic Skills (NTBS)
  • NNAT – Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test
  • NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Achievement Level Tests
  • NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Measures of Academic Progress
  • Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test (OLMAT)
  • Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)
  • Piaget Individual Aptitude Test (PIAT)
  • Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT/NMSQT)
  • Profile of Creative Abilities (PCA)
  • Ravens Progressive Matrices
  • Ross Test of Higher Cognitive Abilities
  • School and College Ability Test (SCAT)
  • Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary Students (SAGES)
  • Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)
  • Sequential Test of Educational Progress (STEP)
  • Stanford Diagnostic Math
  • Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10)
  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
  • STAR Assessments
  • 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.
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
  • Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery
  • Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)
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