MSD of Martinsville High Ability
The mission of the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville’s High Ability program is to provide accelerated and enriched learning experiences to all students in grades K-12 for students in all socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, if they are found to perform at, or demonstrate an exceptional level of learning ability in language arts and/or math. Martinsville schools recognize the need to identify these students and provide a challenging and differentiated curriculum for all students to reach their potential; the high ability students experience an educational journey through student-centered exploration. Together, as the high ability representatives for the Martinsville School District, we challenge and inspire high ability students through rich experiences, empowering them to achieve success. When high ability students walk across the stage at their graduation from Martinsville High School, they have been prepared through curricular challenges and opportunities based on their needs, and they are ready to make positive contributions to our world.
High Ability Multifaceted Identification Plan
High Ability assessments for winter/spring testing:
CogAT Screener: Grades K and 2CogAT: Grades K and 2NWEA: Grades K-4Terra Nova: Grades 5-8InView: Grades 3-8PSAT/SAT/ECA/AP Tests: High School
Grades K and 2
Step 1-Screened thru MOY NWEA- 75%-95%
Step 2-CogAT screener to those qualified
Step 3-CogAT Test given to those that passed screener
Step 1- All 1st grade students are given the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking.
Step 1- Screened thru MOY NWEA- 75%-95%
Step 2- Inview 3-8 Test to those that qualified
High Ability Assessment Information
High Ability Services
The Metropolitan School District of Martinsville’s High Ability Program is geared at providing special curricular challenges and activities for the high ability and high achieving students at all of the district’s schools.
High Ability Guidance and Counseling Plan
How are we meeting the needs and educational career plans for high ability students in our district?
Reading/book club that focuses on a story with social aspects in it to help High Ability students work through social situations
Scheduling for high ability needs
Lessons on careers,