Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 is committed to an educational vision that recognizes the value, need, and talents of every child and strives to assist each child in reaching his/her full potential. While a rigorous curriculum meets the needs of most students, in order to provide for students who exhibit academic aptitude and/or achievement significantly beyond their peers and demonstrate high-level thought processes on a consistent basis, District 30 has implemented the Navigate Program in English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Math Navigate Requirements & Placement
Math Navigate placement decisions are based on achievement on standardized assessments. Placement is data driven, and every child is considered every year. A matrix is used to inform all math placement decisions, and matrix criteria are reviewed and refined annually by the gifted coordinator, math Navigate teachers, principals, and the Assistant Superintendent of curriculum and instruction. The following data points are used within the matrices:
- Measure of Academic Progress—test administered in both fall and spring
- Cognitive Abilities Test (Quantitative)—test administered winter of 3rd and 5th grades
- Non-Routine Problem Solving Tasks
Initial placements are reviewed, and final placement decisions are made upon administrative approval.
ELA Navigate Requirements & Placement
English Language Arts (ELA) placement decisions are based on achievement on standardized assessments, and every child is considered every year. The placement process is data driven and informed by achievement over time. Since this is a complex-data based decision, a matrix is used to inform all ELA Navigate placement. If inconsistencies within data trends are noted, teachers are consulted regarding the test scores.
Matrix criteria are reviewed and refined annually by the gifted coordinator, elementary Navigate teachers, principals, and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. The following chart outlines the criteria for placement.
For more information regarding District 30’s Navigate program please contact Robyn Kogan, Gifted Coordinator/Differentiated Instruction Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is a list of great resources for gifted children:
Dr. Melissa Hirsch
K-5 Gifted Math Teacher
Gifted English/Language Arts Teacher