Individual Achievement Testing

February 7, 2007

Each year, we give our K-4 students the opportunity to take the qualifying assessment for placement into the Individual Achievement (I.A.) Program. This year we will be offering a second round of testing for students in grades kindergarten through fourth grades. This test will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2007 from 9:00-12:00 at Sunrise Elementary School.

The Individual Achievement Program is designed to meet the academic and social needs of gifted students with advanced learning abilities and interests. All students who participate in this program have qualified for admittance as a result of meeting the necessary standard on this assessment.

Enumclaw School District offers a full-time program for students who meet standard. This roughly represents about three percent of the elementary student population. This full-time program is offered at Southwood Elementary in two classrooms: a first through third grade Primary Classroom and a fourth/fifth grade Intermediate Classroom. Our school district also offers a one-day per week program also held at Southwood Elementary. This two-component program provides students with enrichment and acceleration, focusing on critical and creative thinking skills.

Those interested in having their child assessed for the Individual Achievement Program, can sign up by contacting Ruth Ann Vanassa at the District Office (360.802.7109). The deadline for signing up students will be February 28, 2007. Individual questions about the program can be directed to Mike Nelson. (360.802.7103 or