2nd Grade Students:
All 2nd grade students are administered the CogAT (Cognitive Abilties Test) during the third trimester. This test consists of three batteries which measure verbal, quantitative and nonverbal abiltities.
3rd - 7th Grade Students:
CogAT testing for 3rd - 7th grade students will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Teacher referral is preferred, but parents may also refer their children to test. Registration for this test must be done online by all parents. The registration fee for the test is $60. Online registration will be available on September 13, 2010, and will close on December 3, 2010, or when classes have been filled, whichever occurs first. To register, go to links and follow the instructions. Classroom space is limited, and requests for testing after classrooms have been filled cannot be accommodated.
Check-in for 3rd grade students taking the CogAT will begin at 7:30 am on January 8. Students in 4th - 7th grades will begin check in at 8:00 am. Students will complete the test by approximately 12:30 pm. Only students who have registered online will be admitted to take the CogAT. Parents do not stay at the school site during the test. The test will administered in three sections, with one break. Students will be given a snack of graham crackers and juice outside the classrooms during the break. Parents should notify the GATE office of any food allergies relating to graham crackers.
New-to-SRVUSD 3rd - 8th Grade Students:
Previously identified gifted students who are now new to the SRVUSD are considered for GATE identification as determined by the SRVUSD's GATE identification criteria.
English Language Learners
Based on CogAT testing from fall of 2007 forward, English Learners who receive a CogAT age-related Verbal score of less than the 75th percentile and a Quantitative/Nonverbal age-related Composite score at the 98th percentile or above will be considered for GATE identification. English Learners who receive a CogAT age-related Verbal score of less than the 75th percentile and a Quantitative/Nonverbal age-related Composite score at the 90th to 97th percentile will be given the opportunity to test on the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test. If an English Learner receives an age-related Nonverbal Ability Index score at the 98th percentile or above on the Naglieri, the student will be considered for GATE identification. The Quantitative/Nonverbal age-related Composite score will be calculated by the GATE office.
AVAILABLE SCHOOL RESOURCES
GATE Office Contacts -
Toni Taylor - Director, Categorical Programs
Kathleen Warnlof - Secretary - (925) 552-2916