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    Submitting a Referral: Seattle Public Schools Students

    In order for your child to be tested and considered for eligibility for Seattle Public School's Advanced Learning Programs and Services you must first submit a referral form.

    Referral and Test Scheduling are completed online via the Source. 

    Due to COVID-19, our scheduling feature on the Source has been disabled. You will still be able to refer your student, but not schedule their assessment.

    Accessing The Source

    Parents/Guardians of all Seattle Public School students have a Source account for secure communication of news, attendance, test scores, and other important information. 

    If you have not yet activated your Source account, you will need to set up your access to the Source in order to submit an Advanced Learning referral. To set up your access please visit the Source Resource Website. and/or click here for registration instructions.

    For additional troubleshooting tips visit our Using The Source for Advanced Learning page.

    Online Referral and Test Scheduling

    Once you have logged in to the Source, click on the Advanced Learning button to refer your child. Follow the prompts for completing you child’s referral. During the process you will be asked to schedule your child’s testing. Students in grades K, 1, 4 - 8 will be prompted to schedule a cognitive assessment. Students in grades 2 and 3 will be able to refer, but will be taking their cognitive assessment at school, during the school day.

    For parents of new SPS students and/or children who do not have current achievement scores (administered by the Seattle Public Schools in 2020) you will be contacted at a later date to schedule your child’s achievement test.

    Parents may not reschedule test date and times. Please make every attempt to have your student at the testing site on the date and time your family has selected. If a student does miss their test, a make-up date may be available. Please fill out the missed test appeal via this online form only, within 5 days of a missed test.

    Students who miss their test, and do not submit a missed test appeal will be considered withdrawn from eligibility consideration.

    Please Note: It is required that all kindergartners who are referred to Advanced Learning participate in the MAP testing cycle at your child’s school.

    What's Next After Submitting a Referral and Scheduling the Initial Tests?

    Please show up for testing on the date and time you selected during the referral process. If you cannot attend on that date you can reschedule online via the Source, as outlined above.

    For more information on Test Locations and preparing for test day, please visit the Testing page.

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