GATE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
- Demonstrate exceptional or accelerated intellectual development:
Intellectual ability may refer to verbal or nonverbal ability. Each school year, students are tested who are recommended by staff, parents, or test score indicators. The RAVEN Progressive Matrices is preferred because it is a nonverbal educative thinking test. It tests logical and analytical thinking ability. Scores of 95% and above are considered intellectually superior. .
- Specific Academic Ability:
Consistently exhibit advanced ideas and products and/or score exceptionally high on achievement tests in a specific area.
One criterion considered for identification is the high Advanced Range on the California Standards Test in one or more areas of English Language Arts or Math. This high score may indicate the need for modifications such as grouping with academic peers for greater challenge and extension of the grade level standards.
Demonstrate exceptional creative thinking abilities:
Creative ability will be assessed through creativity checklists, work samples and recommendations. Students in this category may receive an Identification or Provisional Identification based on the multiple measures.
Teacher Recommendation–Referral Form
Parent Notification Opt Out Form for Ravens Testing
Parent Questionnaire (Cuestionario Para Los Padres)