The Cognitive Abilities Test, (CogAT-7), will be administered online to all second grade students in District 11 during the months of October and November.

    The CogAT measures general reasoning abilities in three domains: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. The universal screening process, facilitated by Educational and Data Support Services and the Gifted and Talented Department, allows for all 2nd grade students to participate in a cognitive assessment where individual results can help recognize exceptional ability and/or gifted potential. The scores, reported in national percentiles by age using the most current norms, provide a cognitive snapshot helping parents and school staff better understand individual learners. Teachers and administrators will have access to student scores in December.  Individual student score reports will be mailed to the parent/guardian address on file. Students who complete all three sections of the assessment will receive a score profile. A brief description of the child’s learned reasoning abilities can be found when entering the profile on the following website: https://www.riversideinsights.com/apps/cogat 

    Parents/Guardians should contact the Gifted & Talented Resource Teacher or Principal at their child’s school to opt the child out and not have them take the Cognitive Abilities Test. 

    Click here to download the CogAT 2nd Grade Universal Assessment Notification for Parents/Guardians

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    Colorado Association for the Gifted and Talented Family Institute 2019 - October 21


    REGISTER:  http://bit.ly/2019CAGTParent

    We are pleased to offer FREE charter bus transportation to the CAGT Family Institute 2019 for 50 (fifty) adults who are the parent(s)/guardian(s) of identified gifted students in D11.  Pick up will be between 2:30-3pm on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the following locations: West Elementary, Roy J Wasson Academic Campus, Rogers Elementary, Mitchell HS, and Fremont Elementary. The conference is held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO from 5:30pm-9pm. Bus return time will be approximately 11pm. Available seats are on a first come-first served basis. Each person wanting to reserve a seat on the bus must complete a registration. The Gifted & Talented Office will contact all registrants notifying them whether or not they were one of the first 50 to register.

    CAGT conference information can be found by visiting: http://www.coloradogifted.org/conference 


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  • Gifted and Talented at Colorado Springs School District 11 is committed to providing challenging experiences for all learners that build on individual strengths and optimize academic potential. We provide instructional and afffective support and encourage appropriate programming oportunities for highly able students. Our goal is to collaborate with parents, students, and staff in a variety of levels and content areas. We also work side by side with departments such as Counseling, ELL, and Special Education to ensure that all of our populations in gifted education are appropriately and effectively served.
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District GT Contacts

  • Kristin Balsick, GT Facilitator

    GT Facilitator
    Central Administration Office
    1115 N. El Paso St.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    (719) 520-2463

    Mark Hess
    GT Programs Specialist

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