The Mooresville Schools uses a multi-faceted identification process to identify students for our high ability program in grades K-12. Each year students in grades Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th are included in the identification process that begins with an Ability measure using the Cognitive Abilities Test. Once the pool has been determined, students' Spring NWEA scores will be considered for the Achievement measure. An additional measure is given to classroom teachers to complete the Scales for Identifying Gifted Students. All of the achievement, ability , and qualitative data is gathered and a committee consisting of teachers across the district and chaired by the High Ability Coordinator meet to make determine student placement in the high ability program.


In the event, a parent disagrees with the decision from the committee, there is an appeals process. The final decision of the appeals process will occur by a designee by the Superintendent. The procedures and forms for appeals are found in our documents section of this site.