• Parent Referral Forms

    To qualify for the PACE Program in Grade 3, second grade students will be referred for PACE testing based upon Cognitive Ability Test scores and/or local assessment scores.
     
    To qualify for the PACE Program in Grades 4 and 5, students may be referred by teachers and/or parents. Typically, school personnel will refer a student for testing for the PACE program. However, parents may also request testing for their student for entry into the PACE program. In the event that their student is not referred by a classroom teacher, a parent may refer their child to be tested.

    Below you will find referral forms necessary to begin the process of entry into the PACE program. You may call the Gifted Office if you have any questions, 630-682-2024.

    For Grades 4-5 PACE & Fall 3rd grade (All students will be screened for Grade 3 PACE SPRING Testing)

    Reading
    The District 200 Gifted Reading Program at grades three, four and five will use appropriate children’s literature to explore fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. Students will develop reading while investigating broad-based themes, issues, and problems with a special emphasis on critical and creative thinking.

    Identification of students for participation in the Gifted Reading Program is as follows:
    • All students are screened for the PACE testing in Grade 2. Additionally, students are invited to participate in Gifted Program testing for Grades 4 and 5 through parent or teacher recommendation. 
    • Classroom teachers complete Student Profiles on students in their classrooms.
    • Parents recommending a child for testing should complete a Parent Referral Form. You may print out the form below.
    • Students who participate in testing are given the Verbal Battery of the Cognitive Abilities Test and the reading comprehension and Reading and Vocabulary subtests of the Iowa Assessments. (Second grade students who have already completed the Verbal Battery of the Cognitive Abilities Test will be given the Reading and Vocabulary subtests of the Iowa Assessments.)
    • Information gathered from this process is reviewed by a District 200 ID committee who makes the final selection of students for the program. The Elementary Gifted Reading Program is designed for students with exceptional abilities; therefore, not all of the students tested will qualify for the program.
    • The verbal testing will take place in the spring for placement the following School Year. Make up testing dates are available for students new to the district or students who were absent for the spring testing.
    Reading Referral Form for PACE Grades 4-5

    Mathematics
    The District 200 Gifted Math Program’s academic rigor includes grade level materials as well as enrichment and acceleration at grades three, four and five.

    Identification of students for participation in the Gifted Math Program is as follows:
    • All students are screened for the PACE testing in Grade 2. Additionally, students are invited to participate in Gifted Program testing for Grades 4 and 5 through parent or teacher recommendation. 
    • Classroom teachers complete Student Profiles on students in their classrooms.
    • Parents recommending a child for testing should complete a Parent Referral Form.
    • Students who participate in testing are given quantitative and non-verbal portions of the Cognitive Abilities Test and the Mathematics subtest of the Iowa Assessments. (Second grade students who have already completed the Nonverbal and Quantitative Battery of the Cognitive Abilities Test will be given the Mathematics subtest of the Iowa Assessments.)
    • Information gathered from this process is reviewed by a District 200 committee who makes the final selection of students for the program. The Elementary Gifted Math Program is designed for students with exceptional abilities; therefore, not all of the students tested will qualify for the program.
    • The mathematics testing will take place in the spring for placement the following School Year. Make up testing dates are available for students new to the district or students who were absent for the spring testing.
    Mathematics Referral Form For PACE grades 4-5

    Middle School (needed for incoming 6th graders)


    Fast-Paced Language Arts

    Fast-Paced Language Arts Referral form Grades 6-8


    Fast-Paced Mathematics
    Fast-Paced Math Referral form Grades 6-8

Last Modified on August 23, 2018