All K-7 students are eligible for testing and can sign up online starting on October 1, 2016. The testing window closes on October 31.
This year students applying to participate in SALTA can test at their neighborhood school during two separate days. The “day one” test will take about two hours and the “day two” test will take about three hours. Test dates and times vary from school to school. Parents will be given the opportunity to select best dates and times for their schedule through the application process.
Parents and guardians will receive notice of their child's test results in early January 2017. The letter will say whether or not the child meets enrollment criteria for SALTA for the 2017-18 school year. Parents who decline enrollment are encouraged to share the test results with their school principal and their teachers as the information will help guide their instruction.
No late applications will be accepted.
Third-grade students who are currently enrolled in the program must be tested for continued eligibility.
Parents may want to consider testing their child for entry into SALTA if their child has an advanced vocabulary, asks many questions, has lots of ideas and is imaginative, or is a strong reader, among other things.