1. In order to qualify for ACE, students must have a composite (QVN) Standard Age Score of 125 or above on the most recent CogAT test, the cognitive ability test our students take in the fall. A composite score of 125 means the student scored higher nationally than at least 94% of all other students in their age group. The 125 is consistent with the qualifying score used in the Diocesan Junior DECATS program.
2. Students with a composite SAS of 125 or more are also required to have IOWA scores above 90 NPR in two of the following areas: total reading, language, math and science. The IOWA scores assess application of cognitive strengths in core subject areas.
3. Recent grade reports of qualifying students are also reviewed to be sure the student is progressing well in the classroom.