Testing Pilot

From February 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022, CTY is running a pilot program to conduct research on test identification methods. During this time, we will accept qualifying scores on a variety of tests your child may have already taken for talent identification at their school.

Pilot Details:

  • Students who submit qualifying scores from accepted tests with their program application will receive CTY-level eligibility. This eligibility will remain valid through high school.
  • Students must have scored in the 98th percentile* (based on grade, not age) or higher, or two grade levels or more above their current grade level on specified domains of these state and national norm tests, to qualify.
  • The test score report must be dated after July 1, 2017 and include the student's name as well as the test name.
  • Students who submit scores through this pilot will not be eligible for Talent Search recognition or Advanced CTY-level courses.
  • We cannot make any exceptions to accepted tests or eligibility requirements for the pilot.

To participate, you must first join CTY. You may then submit a copy of your qualifying scores for one of the accepted state and national norm tests with a program application. Families will be notified of the status of their program application and course placement within 7-10 business days.

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Accepted Tests

Families can submit scores from the following tests with their child’s program application:

Test Name

Score Type*

Domains for CTY Math/Science Eligibility

Domains for CTY Humanities/Writing Eligibility

ACT Aspire

Percentile

Math

Reading

ASSET

Percentile

Math

English

Basic Achievement Skills Inventory (BASI)

Percentile and GLE

Math Total

Reading Total

Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills-Revised

Percentile and GLE

Math

Revised Comprehension

California Achievement Test (CAT)

Percentile and GLE

Math Total

Reading Total

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)

Percentile

Quantitative or Nonverbal

Verbal

Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS)

Percentile

Math Total

Reading Total

CWRA +

Percentile

Analysis and Problem Solving or Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning

Critical Reading and Evaluation

Developing Cognitive Abilities Test (DCAT)

Percentile

Math

Verbal

Differential Ability Scale (DAS)

Percentile

Spatial

Verbal

ERB-Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP) ISEE

Percentile

Math or Quantitative Reasoning

Reading Comprehension or Verbal Reasoning

Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test

Percentile and GLE

Math

Verbal

InView

Percentile

Quantitative Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning

Iowa Assessments (ITBS, ITED, ITES, IAAT, Forms E, F, G)

Percentile

Math Total or Math

Reading or English Language Arts Total

i-Ready Diagnostic

Percentile

Math Total

Reading Total

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA)

Percentile

Math

Reading

Kentucky Performance Rating for Education Progress (K-PREP)

Percentile

Math

Reading

Keymath-Revised Normative Update (Keymath-3)

Percentile and GLE

Total

n/a

Kuhlmann-Anderson Test (KAT)

Percentile

Nonverbal

Verbal

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA)

Percentile

Math

Reading

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test 3 (NNAT3)

Percentile

Nonverbal

n/a

North Carolina End-of-Grade Test (EOG)

Percentile

Math

ELA/Reading

Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP)

Percentile

Math

Reading

Otis-Lennon School Ability Test 8th Edition (OLSAT 8)

Percentile

Nonverbal

Verbal

Performance Series by Scantron (aka Global Scholars)

Percentile

Math

Reading

Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scale (RIAS)

Percentile

n/a

Verbal

Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)

Percentile

n/a

Reading

Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI)

Percentile

Math

n/a

Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary and Middle School Students (SAGES-3)

Percentile

n/a

Verbal Reasoning

Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)

Percentile

Math

Reading

South Carolina SC READY

Percentile

Math

Reading

STAAR State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness

Percentile

Math

Reading

Stanford Achievement Test

Percentile and GLE

Total Math

Total Reading

STAR Math Enterprise Test

Percentile and GLE

Overall Math

n/a

STAR Reading Enterprise Test

Percentile and GLE

n/a

Overall Reading

STS Educational Development Series (EDSeries)

Percentile and GLE

Math or Quantitative

Verbal or Reading

Terra Nova 3

Percentile

Math

Reading

Test of Cognitive Skills (TCS)

GLE

Nonverbal

Verbal

Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students (TOMAGS)

Percentile

Math

n/a

Washington D.C. PARCC

Percentile

Math

ELA

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)

Percentile

Math

Reading

Wisconsin Forward Exam

Percentile

Math

ELA

Percentile Scores*

Percentile Eligibility
< 98 None
> = 98 CTY-Level

*For tests that have both grade and age percentile scores, only grade percentiles are considered for eligibility.

Grade Level Equivalence Scores

GLE Difference
(GLE score minus grad at the time of testing)*
Eligibility
< 2 None
> = 2 CTY-Level

*For example, if a student was in grade 7 at the time of testing and scored a GLE of 8.9, then the GLE Difference is 1.9 (8.9-7).