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National and State Standardized Tests

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Scores in the 95th percentile or higher on nationally-normed, standardized tests will qualify students for NSGT. Please note, several of the tests listed have multiple versions, and some unacceptable tests have the same acronym as acceptable tests. NSGT can only accept test score reports from tests listed below if the report includes nationally-normed percentile rankings or standard scores. If you have any doubt as to the eligibility of your tests, please contact NSGT at info@nsgt.org for verification.NSGT will accept alternate evidence of academic achievement, in the form of two Recommendation Forms, which can be submitted by educators who are familiar with the student’s academic record, performance and potential.

Abbreviated Stanford Achievement Test (ASAT)

The ACT

California Achievement Test (CAT)

Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT)

Cognitive Skills Inventory (CSI)

Comprehensive Assessment Program (CAP) Achievement Series

Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP); see ERB

Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills (CTBS)

Degrees of Reading Power (DRP)
Percentile scores of 95 or higher are acceptable

Developing Cognitive Abilities

Diagnostic Inventory of Essential Mathematics (Keymath)

Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT)

ERB
(Educational Records Bureau; acceptable when national percentile rankings are included on the score report)

EXPLORE Test

Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests

GOALS

Henmon-Nelson Tests of Mental Ability

Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) – ERB
Independent school norms of 80 or higher are acceptable

Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)

Individual Tests of Academic Skills (ITAS)

InView (CTB)

Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (K-TEA)

Kuhlman-Anderson Tests: A Measure of Academic Potential

Longitudinal Assessment Program (LAP)

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)

Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT)

Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test

National Achievement Test (NAT)

National Test of Basic Skills (NTBS)

Nelson-Denny Reading Test

NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Achievement Level Tests

NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Measures of Academic Progress

Otis-Lennon Mental Ability Test (OLMAT)

Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT)

Personalized Achievement Summary System (PASS)

Piaget Individual Aptitude Test (PIAT)

PLUS Test

Ravens Progressive Matrices

Renaissance Star Reading and Math Assessments (California STAR test not accepted)

Reynolds Intelligence Assessment Scales (RIAS)

Ross Test of Higher Cognitive Abilities

SCAT (School and College Ability)

Survey of Basic Skills (SBS) part of SRA

Scholastic Testing Service

Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary Students (SAGES)

Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT)

Sequential Test of Educational Progress (STEP)

Science Research Associates, Inc. (SRA)

Scott-Foresman Test of Academic Aptitude

Scott-Foresman Achievement Series

Student Learning Objectives (SLO)

Stanford Diagnostic Math

Stanford Achievement Test (SAT)

Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale

Terra Nova

Test of Cognitive Skills

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
If national percentile is not listed on score report, will accept a test standard score of 130 or above.

Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery

Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests

Please note, several of the tests listed above have multiple versions, and some unacceptable tests have the same acronym as acceptable tests. SIG can only accept test score reports from tests listed above if the report includes nationally-normed percentile rankings or standard scores.