Private Testing Criteria
Families may seek outside testing at their own expense if their child receives a Full Scale IQ score of 120 or higher on the intelligence test administered by the Webster Groves School District. Outside testers must be a certified psychological examiner, school psychologist, or licensed psychologist. A list of qualified testers is available from the gifted coordinator's office. If families decide to move ahead with private testing, the examiner should send a letter to the gifted coordinator's office providing a brief summary of the student's test results. Attached to this letter should be a copy of the completed test protocol. A diagnostic interpretation of scores need not be included.
Only one category (general mental ability, achievement scores, or creativity assessment) of the program's identification process may be satisfied through outside testing. These scores will be considered in conjunction with other information collected during the screening and evaluation process. If testing is done outside the Webster Groves School District, the same or similar tools must be used. To be considered, there must be at least one calendar year between administrations of the same test and between different editions of the same tests. (See Private Testing Guidelines.) Results from a Special School District evaluation or building Care Team recommendation can be utilized for further consideration of alternative tests/scores for students.
May 22, 2013