Students qualify for SAGE Academy based on their scores on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) or an individual measure of intelligence and the FastBridge Learning assessments, which are nationally normed curriculum-based measures. Teacher and parent input are also considered.
In-district students are identified by a CogAT composite Standard Age Score of 129 or above, 95% or above on FastBridge Learning reading and math tests. Teacher observations using the SAGE Academy Student Assessment Form are also used to determine eligibility for SAGE Academy for district residents.
Out-of-district students are identified using their current standardized academic testing data and a measure of school ability, such as the CogAT or an individual intelligence test (IQ test) with a licensed psychologist. If you would like the contact information of a licensed psychologist who works with PLSAS, please contact Karoline Warner at 952-226-0400.
Qualified Candidates are accepted into SAGE Academy until classes are full. There is a two tier placement procedure with the first tier of accepted students being the Qualified Candidates who are district residents. The second group of students accepted is made up of the Qualified Candidates who meet eligibility criteria but are not district residents.