Identification

 

2016 – 2017 Spring Update GATE Screening for 2nd and 4th Grade Students

All 2nd and 4th grade students are screened for potential Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) identification. The district utilizes the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Pre-screener, as the initial screening tool in the GATE identification process.  Participation in CogAT pre-screening is optional, parents may request to have their child excused from the screening process.

The CogAT screening process began on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 and will end on March 31, 2017. For more detailed information about the CogAT screening calendar, please contact the counselor at your child’s school.

The CogAT score is one measure that will be used along with an academic review to determine possible identification for GATE services.  The academic review may include State, District, and classroom data.

Results will be mailed home on the dates provided below:

  • Parent Notification of GATE Pre-Screener Results, the week of February 28th
  • Parent Notification of GATE Pre and Post-Screener Results, the week of March 20th
  • Parent Notification of GATE Identification, the week of May 1st

 

 

2016 – 2017 Fall Update GATE Screening for 2nd and 4th Grade Students

All 2nd and 4th grade students will be screened for potential Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) identification. The district will utilize the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Pre-screener, as the initial screening tool in the GATE identification process.

 
Based on the results of the CogAT Pre-screener, students may be eligible to participate in the CogAT Post-screener. Results from the CogAT Post-screener is one of multiple measures used for GATE identification.
 
The CogAT Pre-screening is scheduled from Tuesday, February 14 – Friday, February 24, 2017. For more detailed information about the CogAT screening calendar, please contact the counselor at your child’s school.
 
CogAT Pre-screening is optional. If you do not want your child to participate, please complete the bottom of the GATE Pre-Screener Parent Notification Form below and return it to your school counselor by Friday, February 10, 2017.

GATE Pre-Screener Parent Notification Form 2016-17

4th Grade Parent Pre-Screener Letter  (Spanish)

4th Grade Parent Pre-Screener Letter  (English)

2nd Grade Parent Pre-Screener Letter  (English)

2nd Grade Parent Pre-Screener Letter  (Spanish)

 

 

 


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Department Address
1299 E. 32nd St.
Signal Hill, CA 90755


Department Phone
(562) 426-9538