Transfer Student Placement
Students who transfer into District 34 will be placed into the grade-level courses upon registration. If a student has been a participant in Advanced or Accelerated programming for math or ELA in their previous school district, they may qualify to continue on that pathway in District 34.
The Math Program in District 34 offers both Advanced and Accelerated courses throughout a student's elementary and middle school years. See the Math Program page for more information.
|K - 3||Grade Level with in-class differentiation|
|4 - 5||Grade Level Math & Advanced Math (Grade level standards)|
|6 - 8||Grade Level Math, Single Accelerated Math, & Double Accelerated Math|
Students new to District 34 can be considered for any of these pathways.
For students to qualify for Advanced Math, they must:
- Demonstrate they can maintain a RIT score in the 80th percentile or above on the NWEA MAP Math test.
- If the NWEA MAP score requirement is met, parents will be notified via email and we will arrange for the student to take a supplemental test to determine if they will be a good match for the Advanced Math course. Jennifer Bergeron can answer any questions you may have about math placement for your child and share with you how to sign up for the supplemental test.
For students to qualify for Single or Double Accelerated Math, they must:
- Demonstrate they can maintain a RIT score of the following on the NWEA MAP Math test:
- If the NWEA MAP score requirement is met, parents will be notified via email and we will arrange for the student to take a supplemental test to determine if they will be a good match for the Single or Double Accelerated Math course. Jennifer Bergeron can answer any questions you may have about math placement for your child and share with you how to sign up for the supplemental test.
If a student was on a pathway expected to learn high school content in 7th or 8th grade, we will attempt to have them continue on that pathway in District 34. Please send the following information to Jennifer Bergeron.
progress report showing the name of the course and the student’s scores
title of the course textbook used (including publisher, copyright, and edition)
list of the standards learned or chapters/units from the textbook
confirmation of course student would have been in at previous school
Summary of process and criteria that resulted in the student’s current accelerated placement
District 34 recognizes that learning occurs at a different pace, depth and style for some students. Knowing this need exists, District 34 offers an identified English/Language Arts gifted enrichment program for students in third through eighth grade. For more information on the program, please visit the Gifted/Enrichment page.
The ELA/Gifted Enrichment program requires students to qualify for programming based on several different criteria, including academic achievement assessments, a group-administered ability assessment and an individually administered abbreviated IQ assessment. Due to the multiple criteria used to determine placement, the process to place a student in our ELA Gifted/Enrichment program may take up to 90 instructional days.
Identification Process for ELA Gifted/Enrichment Transfer Students
The identification process for a transfer student to be identified for ELA Gifted Enrichment takes roughly 90 days from the date of registration.
Step 1: The Screening Process
NWEA MAP Reading and Math and CogAT scores are run through the Initial Screening Matrix. Parents can email recent NWEA MAP and CogAT reports to Molly Merkey. If the student has not taken these assessments before, they can sign up to take the MAP Summer Test. If their MAP scores qualify them to move on, they will then be scheduled to take the CogAT screener.
Students who score between 5 - 7 points on the Initial Screening Matrix will move on to the Selection Process.
Initial Screening Matrix
|Reading MAP percentile||99 - 95||94.9 - 90||89.9 - 85||84.9 - 80||< 80|
|Math MAP percentile||70 +||< 70|
|CogAT SAS Score||> 120||120||< 120|
Initial Screening Result
|Matrix Points Earned||Screening Result|
|5 - 7||Move to Selection Process|
|0 - 4||General Education Final Placement|
Students who received 5 - 7 points in the Initial Screening Matrix will move on to the next step: the Selection Process.
Step 2: The Selection Process
This next step in identification process involves the additional testing of AimsWeb Plus, WASI, and TTCT. The scores earned on these assessments will be run through the Selection Matrix below to determine the final placement for the student.
AimsWeb Plus (Comprehension percentile)
|99 - 95||94 - 90||< 89|
|WASI (doubled in weight)||> 135||135 - 130||129 - 126||125 - 121||< 121|
|TTCT percentile||> 74||74 - 65||64 - 55||54 - 45||< 44|
|Matrix Points Earned||Selection Result|
|7 - 11||Formally Identified|
|0 - 6||Not Selected|
Final Placement Determination:
Students who moved on to the Selection Process will know their final placement after their additional assessments have been scored.
|Registration Date Range||NWEA||CogAT||
WASI, AimsWeb Plus, TTCT
|May - June||June - August 4||August 10 or August 17||August - September||mid-October|
|August - September||Fall testing window||Late September||October||November|
|October - November||October - November||Late November||December||January|
|December - January||Winter testing window||January||February||March|
|February - April||Next school year||Next school year||Next school year||Next school year|
Click here to sign your child up for MAP Summer Test. Testing will be held at the District 34 Administration Building. The address is 1401 Greenwood Road in Glenview (60026).
Summer testing dates are found in the table below.
August 4th at 10:00 AM
|August 10th at 10:00 AM||
|August 14th at 10:00 AM||