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2019 – 2020 GATE Screening for 2nd and 4th Grade Students

All LBUSD 2nd grade students, and 4th grade students that are not already GATE identified, 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.

CogAT Pre-screening is scheduled from Monday, October 7 – Friday, October 22, 2019.  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 “CogAT Pre-Screener Parent Notification / Opt-Out Form” located below, and return it to your school counselor by Friday, October 4th, 2019.


2nd and 4th Grade Private School Screening

Screening is conducted in the Spring. Please contact the GATE office by January 2020 regarding screening procedures for Private School students that reside in the LBUSD boundaries. 

CogAT Pre-Screener Parent Notification / Opt-Out Form 2019-2020

2nd Grade CogAT Pre-Screener Parent Notification / Opt-Out Form (English and Spanish)

4th Grade CogAT Pre-Screener Parent Notification / Opt-Out Form (English and Spanish)

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

Department Phone
(562) 426-9538