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    #190545 - 05/08/14 08:27 PM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: Love2Dolphins]
    Love2Dolphins Offline
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    Registered: 04/26/14
    Posts: 14
    Hi! Just a quick update on "completing WJ-III testing" for my DS6. We are fortunate to have a very cooperative school district. The school psychologist administrated the Broad Math subtests on Wednesday. We received the updated report the same day afternoon. We are so grateful. Also, the school will have district's Math specialist to have "grade level Math testing" done with DS soon to identify gaps/holes in his knowledge. He did well on the WJ-III Broad Math tests with overall score at 184. We'll get the ball rolling for DYS' application! Thanks again for all the discussion and suggestion.

    Sorry that I have more questions about the application:
    1). Is there any "word limit" when answering the questions on the application form?
    2). About the "developmental milestones of the child": does that only apply to DS' first two years? (for example: talk, walk, learned ABC/123?) Otherwise, it can get really long...
    3). "In what areas does your child exhibit prodigious intellectual ability?" Do you recommend me to include "proofs" to support my claims, for example: recording of his piano play; his sample Math work, Physics understanding/conceptual reasoning, etc. again, that really can get very long...

    Thank you all in advance!


    Edited by Love2Dolphins (05/13/14 10:04 AM)

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    #190549 - 05/08/14 09:33 PM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    ElizabethN Offline
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    Registered: 02/17/12
    Posts: 1390
    Loc: Seattle area
    If you are submitting test scores for both parts, you can be pretty brief on the written application and you will be fine. If you are submitting a portfolio, you will need more details.

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    #190555 - 05/09/14 03:26 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: ElizabethN]
    Love2Dolphins Offline
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    Registered: 04/26/14
    Posts: 14
    Thank you! ElizabethN. I'll submit both tests' results for DS. Looks like I don't need to write too much in the application. laugh

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    #191790 - 05/20/14 08:43 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    Speechie Offline
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    Registered: 07/08/09
    Posts: 128
    popping on this thread for some support!

    My 6 yo son has just completed some testing and his GAI on the WISC was 146. We havent done complete academic achievement testing, so I am submitting a portfolio.

    I have 5th grade reading comprehension worksheets, math sheets I can download as PDFs to give examples of his work. Hoping that is what they are looking for?

    I do have a good list of his developmental milestones etc.

    And now I am facing trying to choose a nominator- wrote on that thread too.

    Hoping he gets in as we are very rural and our school is actually open to working with/collaborating with DYS!
    It is a K-8 school with maybe 550 students total. The principal is interested in helping us, so fingers crossed he gets in!

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    #192386 - 05/26/14 10:20 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    slammie Offline
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    Registered: 02/17/14
    Posts: 161
    Would like to wish all the recent applicants success in getting into DYS!!

    I submitted my DD6 last week. Although her IQ scores qualify in PRI, FSIQ and GAI, she only made the achievement criteria in total achievement, barely missing in math.
    I did not submit a portfolio and am nervous. She hasn't been enriched too much at home and I have been feeling guilty about that ever since we got her iq scores in February.

    It's going to be a long wait! Good luck everyone!

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    #192394 - 05/26/14 11:12 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    KTPie Offline
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    Registered: 03/13/14
    Posts: 253
    Good luck, slammie! I'm probably going to miss this month frown. We get our report this week so we are cutting it close to deadline.
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    #192401 - 05/26/14 12:04 PM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    slammie Offline
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    Registered: 02/17/14
    Posts: 161
    Yes we did too, so we are in the June pool. Btw, did you get a application complete email from them? I received the application received, the 2 emails regarding the parent forms and the last one regarding the nomination, but not the application completed one.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for your family!

    ETA: misread your post. Good luck with the forthcoming report! I know how hard it is to wait for the achievement scores.

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    #192423 - 05/26/14 04:59 PM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    KTPie Offline
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    Registered: 03/13/14
    Posts: 253
    Thanks, Slammie. I've filled out as much online as I can. Hoping I get the snail mail hard copy of the eval before the 1st so we can be in the June pool as well!
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    #192426 - 05/26/14 05:55 PM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    cammom Offline
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    Registered: 07/11/13
    Posts: 299
    We're in the May application pool, and I'm hoping to hear by the end of the week. Good luck to all of the applicants!

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    #192479 - 05/27/14 10:23 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    Speechie Offline
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    Registered: 07/08/09
    Posts: 128
    Good luck to everyone!!
    I've still not finished the application yet.
    Hoping to have it done by next week, and in for the July pool smile

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