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Intellectually Gifted Program (IG)


What is the IG program and where is it housed?
The Intellectually Gifted (IG) Program is located at Nassakeag Elementary School for Grades 4, 5, 6.


How are students selected for the program?
Placement in the program is competitive in that the top 2% of students within that grade level are invited into the program based the following criteria matrix:

  • Total School Ability Index (SAI) or Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  • Reading Level
  • Universal Math Screening Score (iReady)
  • Universal Reading Screening Score (Aimsweb)
  • Writing Samples
  • School Performance
  • Teacher Observation 

The criteria matrix provides the District with an accurate profile of student performance by using multiple forms of standardized data to compare students across the grade level.

Continued placement in the program requires students to perform at the top 10% of the grade level as based upon the above criteria.  


What is the timeline for acceptance into the program/the required assessments used for the program acceptance?
The timeline for the school year is as follows: 

  • Mid-January – OLSAT Test Administered 
  • Early March – OLSAT Test results received & Teacher Observation Due 
  • End of March – Invitation Letters to IG Candidates 
  • Early April – Commitment to IG Program Due 
  • Mid-April – Informational Meeting for Parent of IG Candidates 
  • End of April – Appeals Packets Due
  • Mid-May – Appeals Committee Decisions Finalized

If my child was not invited to the IG program, how do I appeal?
In order to appeal, you must contact the Office of Educational Services and request an appeals packet. The Appeals Committee will review all appeals and render a decision by mid-May.  Letters will be mailed home the following week with the decisions.  Please note that all materials reviewed by the Appeals Committee have the student’s name redacted.


Who is on the Appeals Committee?
The Appeals Committee consists of one elementary school principal, one school psychologist and one certified IG teacher.  The names of these staff members are kept anonymous.


If I just moved into the district, can my child be placed in the IG program?
Three Village has families who come from all over the world for a variety of reasons, but mostly due to SUNY-Stony Brook, Brookhaven National Labs, and some local businesses.  Three Village does not permit students to enter the IG program in their first year of attendance in the District.