At the September 5th Chagrin Falls Board of Education work session, students who participated in the Northwestern University’s Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS) were recognized for their efforts.
NUMATS is a research-validated program that uses above-grade- level assessment as a way of testing gifted students. This allows parents and educators to understand their student’s educational needs. NUMATS allows students to take internationally recognized tests in an earlier grade than they would traditionally take them. The PSAT 8/9 test is for students in grades eight and nine but was given to students in grades three through six. The SAT and ACT test is designed for students in grades 11 and 12 but was given to students in grades six through nine.
The goal of the program is to identify academic ability, measure a student’s growth, and connect them to resources that can help them as advanced students. The Chagrin Falls students who participated in NUMATS 2016-17 and earned the highest score on the PSAT 8/9, ACT, or SAT within their grade level were recognized by the Chagrin Falls Board of Education. “We are proud of these students and their efforts to seek out challenging
experiences to maximize their potential,” said Director of Curriculum and Instruction Becky Quinn, Chagrin Falls Schools.
Those in attendance at the work session and received awards are: Parker Broz, Darya Rebeta, Jackson Quinn, Azzurra Opperman, Nathan Hill, Ryan Hill, Alexandra Holtz. Those who were unable to come to the session but received awards were: Alexis Christie, Virginia Kanzinger, Sophia Lewis, Shlok Bhattacharya, Benjamin Lewis, and Rory Rohde.