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    Submitting a Referral: Non-SPS Students

    In order for your child to be evaluated for eligibility for Advanced Learning Programs and Services, you must first submit a referral form. Only students who reside within the Seattle School District boundaries are eligible for Advanced Learning testing. For families who are not currently enrolled in SPS, you must download a referral form from this website and it must be received in the Advanced Learning office no later than September 15, 2017.*

    Submitting Your Referral

    • Download, print, complete and submit the Non-SPS Referral form here.
    • Non-SPS Referral forms must be received no later than September 15, 2017*
    • Include non-refundable processing fee of $175**, made payable to Seattle Public Schools

    What Happens After You’ve Submitted Your Referral?

    Once the referral form has been received by the Advanced Learning office, we will provide parents with an active Seattle Public Schools Student ID number and referral confirmation via email.

    The Seattle Public Schools Student ID number is necessary to set up an account on the Source, which is used by parents for scheduling student testing and subsequent communications with the Advanced Learning office.

    Accessing The Source

    Families will receive access to the Source account for secure communication of news, attendance, test scores, and other important information. To set up your account, please visit the Source Resource Website.

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

    Test Scheduling

    Click on the “Schedule a Test” button. For students in Grades K -2 you will be prompted to schedule a Cognitive Abilities (CogAT) Screening Form and an Iowa Assessments (ITBS) achievement test. For students Grades 3-8 you will be prompted to schedule a full CogAT and an ITBS 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 Students who miss their test will be considered withdrawn from eligibility consideration.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, via this online form only, within 5 days of a missed test.

    To learn more about the Testing Process click here.

    *Please note the earlier deadline for non-SPS families is necessary to create an account in the SPS Student Information System (the Source).

    **For families eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch per the “Eligibility Scale for Free and Reduced Meals”. Please contact for more information.

    Important Additional Resources for the Advanced Learning Eligibility Decision Process:

    Enrollment Information
    Submitting a Referral
    Appeals Process
    Contact Advanced Learning