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.

  • 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)
  • Profile of Creative Abilities (PCA)
  • Ravens Progressive Matrices
  • Ross Test of Higher Cognitive Abilities
  • School and College Ability Test (SCAT) – See scores below
  • 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)
  • 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

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

International

India

  • ASSET Talent Search
  • ASSET Talent Search (ATS) is a talent identification program that identifies, acknowledges and supports talented students at a young age and connects them with opportunities to enhance their potential. For more information visit www.assettalentsearch.com

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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