Illinois Acceleration Act

District 34 believes that all students across the achievement spectrum should be challenged and supported to develop their potential. For some students needing a higher level of instruction, this can best be achieved by affording them access to curricula and learning environments more commonly provided to older students. Early entrance to kindergarten, early entrance to first grade, whole grade acceleration, and individual subject acceleration in math or reading has been integrated into D34 policies and procedures.  Request forms for each school year will be considered through March 1 of the previous school year.

*Please note, outside evaluations will not be considered.


Steps for Consideration for Whole-Grade Acceleration or Single-Subject Acceleration in Math or ELA:


1.  Submit Request Form.

2.  Gifted Coordinator conducts initial data review:  (minimum score for all criteria below is 95th percentile and all criteria must be met)
  • For ELA Acceleration: 
    • Average of the last three AimsWeb Plus Literacy Benchmark assessments
    • Average of the last three NWEA MAP Reading score
    • CogAT Composite
  • For Math Acceleration: 
    • Average of the last three AimsWeb Plus Math Benchmark assessments
    • Average of the last three NWEA MAP Math scores
    • CogAT Composite
  • For Whole-Grade Acceleration: 
    • Average of the last three AimsWeb Plus Literacy Benchmark assessments
    • Average of the last three AimsWeb Plus Math Benchmark assessments
    • Average of the last three NWEA MAP Reading score
    • Average of the last three NWEA MAP Math scores
    • CogAT Composite
3.  Additional feedback is gathered from teacher(s) and parent(s).

4.  Matrix data review team meeting (Matrix was modeled after the IOWA Acceleration Scale)
  • Team consists of District 34 administrators and teachers.  All data including parent and teacher feedback is reviewed. 
5.  Result shared with parent via letter.
 

Early Entry to Kindergarten and First Grade Application: 

To be considered for early entrance to Kindergarten according to the policies of  District 34 and the State of Illinois, children must meet the following criteria:

  • The child will turn 5 years of age by September 30 of their Kindergarten year.
If this requirement is met, please complete and return the Early Entry Application form.

To be considered for early entrance to First Grade according to the policies of District 34 and the State of Illinois, children must meet the following criteria:

  • The child attended a non-public preschool and will complete kindergarten at that same facility.
  • The child was taught by an appropriately certified kindergarten teacher.
  • The child will turn 6 years of age between September 2 and December 31 of their first grade year.

If these three requirements are met, please complete and return the Early Entry Application form.

A District 34 licensed school psychologist will complete further testing before a final determination is made.

Please return this form by March 30 of the current school year to:

Glenview School District 34 
Attn: Dr. Matthew Silverman, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction 
1401 Greenwood Road Glenview, IL 60026
Or scan a digital copy to, msilverman@glenview34.org.