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    Submitting a Referral: SPS Students

    In order for your child to be tested and considered for eligibility for Seattle Public School's Advanced Learning Programs and Services you must first submit a referral form.

    Referral and Test Scheduling must be completed online via the Source. 

    To begin, simply login to your Parent or Guardian account on the Source, and click on the “Advanced Learning” button to start the referral process. If you do not have a Source account, please click here for registration instructions. Please contact sourcesupport@seattleschools.org if you need assistance.

    Advanced Learning also has available Translated Referral Forms* in the following languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrigna, Vietnamese. If you are in need of one of these translated forms they are available at your child's school site (please ask the office staff) or in the John Stanford Center lobby.

    *Please note: Translated forms have been checked for ADA accessibility compliance. If you  need assistance reading these forms contact Stephen Martin at sbmartin@seattleschools.org

    Accessing The Source

    Parents/Guardians of all Seattle Public School students have a Source account for secure communication of news, attendance, test scores, and other important information. Please log on to your Source account (not your child's account) and click on the "Advanced Learning" button. If you have not yet activated your Source account, you will need to set up your access to the Source in order to submit an Advanced Learning referral. To set up your access please visit the Source Resource Website. and/or click here for registration instructions. Please contact sourcesupport@seattleschools.org if you need assistance.

    Once your Source account is established, sign in and click on the “Advanced Learning” button.

    Online Referral and Test Scheduling

    Click on the button to refer your child. Follow the prompts for completing you child’s referral. During the process you will be asked to schedule your child’s testing. For students in Grades K -2 you will be prompted to schedule a Cognitive Abilities (CogAT) Screening Form. For students Grades 3-8 you will be prompted to schedule a full CogAT. The following is a step-by-step video demonstrating how parents of Seattle Public Schools students can refer and schedule their child for testing.

    For parents of new SPS students and/or children who do not have current achievement scores (administered by the Seattle Public Schools in 2017) you will be contacted at a later date to schedule your child’s achievement test.

    Parents can reschedule their child’s test(s) if needed (using the Reschedule feature on the Source) up to 3 days before their child's scheduled test date. For example, if you are scheduled to test on Saturday and you need to reschedule, please do so by 11:59 PM on Wednesday night.

    There will be NO MAKEUPS allowed for students who miss their scheduled test. Students who miss their test will be considered withdrawn from eligibility consideration. Exceptions for missed tests will be considered only if parents contact the Advanced Learning department in writing within 5 days of a missed test.

    Please Note: SPS Kindergartners will be taking MAP achievement tests in November/December of 2017. It is required that all Kindergartners who are referred to Advanced Learning participate in this testing cycle at your child’s school.

    What's Next After Submitting a Referral and Scheduling the Initial Tests?

    Please show up for testing on the date and time you selected during the referral process. If you cannot attend on that date you can reschedule online via the Source, as outlined above.

    For more information on Test Locations and preparing for test day, please visit the Testing page.




    Important Additional Resources for the Advanced Learning Eligibility Decision Process:

    Enrollment Information
    Submitting a Referral
    Testing
    Results
    Appeals Process
    FAQ
    News
    Resources
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