Each year, school districts in Ohio have the responsibility of identifying gifted learners in several categories. The district must provide an accurate child count to the Ohio Department of Education. In accordance with this state mandate, and as part of the South Euclid Lyndhurst assessment programming, all students in grade 2 and grade 4 will be taking standardized tests during the week of January 26th. The district will use the results from these tests not only to help identify students as gifted for the Ohio child count list, but they will also assist classroom teachers as they continue to work with students this year. The tests that districts use must be approved by ODE. The tests that will be used in SEL this year are the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (8th edition) and the Stanford Achievement Test (10th edition). Classroom teachers will administer the tests. The tests will be sent out of the district for scoring and parents will be informed of the results when they are available. Thank you for supporting your student during this week of testing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Debra Barrickman, Gifted Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.