Northwestern Midwest Academic Talent Search . EPCGT December 7 th 2012. Why take the NUMATS. This is a program specifically designed for students who score in the 95 th percentile on nationally normed tests (NWEA).
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This is a program specifically designed for students who score in the 95th percentile on nationally normed tests (NWEA).
Gifted students often hit the ceiling on these tests and parents do not get useful information. It is like using a yardstick to measure the height of a child who is already over three feet tall: the measuring instrument is not sufficient. For gifted children, above-grade level testing supplies more information.
To acquire experience and practice in taking a challenging test.
Curiosity about own abilities-How far can I go?
Receive information about educational programs for high ability students offered throughout the state, region, and online.
Information in the parent tool box will help with course decisions throughout the school years based on NUMATS test scores.
Taking tests like the ACT or SAT years in advance increases test-taking confidence and provides content familiarity, usually resulting in even higher scores when the tests are taken for college admissions.
Students taking these tests are expected to fall in the average range of students. So if they score high, it doesn’t mean that they are ready to graduate.
Using the data to find areas of strength will help in the future planning of high school courses, if a subject/grade acceleration should be considered, or what colleges/careers might be appropriate in the future.
It takes about 5 weeks from the test date to get scores and data.
You will get a toolbox set up once you register and you will find out via email once the information is available in the toolbox.
Not only will you get the scores compared to all students who took the test, you will also find out the percentile rank of your child compared to the children in their grade level who also took the test.