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Navigate

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.

Math Navigate Requirement & Placement Information

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.

ELA Navigate Requirement & Placement Information

For more information regarding District 30’s Navigate program please contact Robyn Kogan, Gifted Coordinator/Differentiated Instruction Specialist at rkogan@district30.org

Resources

Below is a list of great resources for gifted children:

The Center for the Gifted

Center for Talent Development

Davidson Institute

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

NEAG Center for Gifted and Talented Development

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

 

Dr. Melissa Hirsch
Assistant Superintendant- 
Curriculum &
Instruction
847-498-4190
mhirsch@district30.org

Robyn Kogan
Gifted Coordinator/
Differentiated
Instruction
Specialist
847-400-8910
rkogan@district30.org

Erin Janick
K-5 Gifted Math Teacher
847-498-4190
ejanick@district30.org

Lainie Levin
Gifted English/Language Arts Teacher
847-498-4190
llevin@district30.org