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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

CogAT Test Information (GATE Qualification Testing)

Identification and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Information

San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) uses the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7 to identify students eligible for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. This test consists of three batteries which measure verbal, quantitative and nonverbal abilities. To be considered for SRVUSD GATE identification, a student whose National Age Composite Percentile Rank is at 98 or above is considered.  Additionally, a student whose National Age Composite Percentile Rank is 97 AND has scored a 99 in ONE of the three areas (Verbal, Quantitative or Non Verbal), will be considered for GATE identification. Our district does not recommend any materials for CogAT preparation. Students are encouraged to take the CogAT with minimal test preparation so that we get an accurate measure of the students' reasoning abilities.

 

CogAT Testing for Grade 2: All 2nd grade students are administered the CogAT in their classrooms. The Grade 2 CogAT is administered in February of each school year.

CogAT Testing for Grades 3-4:  Students in grades 3 and 4 who have previously taken the grade 2 CogAT, or are new to SRVUSD may take the CogAT. Parents must register their child to take the test. Online registration for CogAT test begins in early Fall. For the 2017-18 school year, the CogAT testing date is Saturday, November 4, 2017. Online registration will open on Monday, August 14, 2017. Registration will close on Sunday September 24, 2017 or earlier if space is full. Registration link for CogAT November test - Click Here.

CogAT Testing for New Students in Grades 5-7:  Students in grade 5, 6, or 7 who are new to SRVUSD and have never been tested for GATE will be given an opportunity to take the CogAT. Parents must register their child to take the test. Online registration for CogAT test begins early Fall. For the 2017-18 school year, the CogAT testing date is Saturday, November 4, 2017. Online registration will open on Monday, August 14, 2017. Registration will close on Sunday September 24, 2017 or earlier if space is full. Registration link for CogAT November test - Click Here

New Students in Grades 3-8 Previously Identified as Gifted in Former District: Previously identified gifted students who enter SRVUSD are considered for GATE identification as determined by the SRVUSD's GATE identification criteria. Parents should provide their student’s GATE identification paperwork to their school office. The paperwork needs to include: 1. document that certifies that the student was in a gifted program, and 2. name of assessment measure(s) and student’s scores used to qualify the student for GATE. Please contact Hanna Ma if you have questions.


GATE Teachers this school year: 

3rd Grade: Mrs. Polyzos & Mrs. Buhler 

4th Grader: Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Erhart 

5th Grade: Mrs. Maghami & Mrs. Gray 

 


School GATE Contacts - Please contact your child's teacher or Natalie Turpen - nturpen@srvusd.net 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Sycamore GATE Students

We provide many opportunities to help challenge our GATE and high achieving students.  Parents of GATE students, please refer to the documents below for more specific information on your child's learning experience at Sycamore.  

 

GATE Qualification/Testing

Based on CogAT testing from fall of 2007 forward, to be considered for SRVUSD GATE identification, a student's CogAT age-related Composite score must be at the 98 th percentile or above OR a student must have an age-related Composite score at the 97th percentile with an age-related score at the 99th percentile in at least one of the test's three batteries (Verbal, Quantitative, Nonverbal).

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.

SRVUSD GATE Program

Click here for a link to district information on GATE identification and resources.

Coordinators

 

School Representative: Natalie Turpen 

 

Parent Representative: JJ Cao