Identification and New CogAT Information
To be considered for SRVUSD GATE identification, a student whose National Age Composite Percentile Rank is at 98 or above is considered for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) identification. Additionally, as of September 2007, 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.
All 2nd grade students are administered the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test - GATE). This test consists of three batteries which measure verbal, quantitative and nonverbal abilities.
Retesting CogAT for Grades 3 & 4: Only students in grades 3 and 4 may take a retest. CogAT retests are generally held in the second trimester and online registration is open during the first trimester. The registration for the retest for the 2013-2014 school is now closed.
New-to-SRVUSD 3rd - 8th Grade Students:
Previously identified gifted students who enter SRVUSD are considered for GATE identification as determined by the SRVUSD's GATE identification criteria.
Riverside Publishing has done extensive research and testing to ensure that the new CogAT Form 7 will fairly measure the constructs and abilities of EL students. Form 7 includes new art specifications for the verbal and quantitative sections of the test. For further information about the changes, please see: http://www.riversidepublishing.com/products/cogAT7/ellfair.html.
AVAILABLE SCHOOL RESOURCES
GATE Office Contacts -
Carol Loflin - Director, Instructional Services
Victoria Felix, Secretary - 925-552-5032
CogAT Testing Contact -
Hanna Ma - Coordinator, Assessment, Research and Evaluation 925-552-2959
Program Focus and Options
Partnering for Success in Gifted Education
K - 8 Afternoon GATE Enrichment Programs
In addition to the district's classroom instructional programs, many of the individual K-8 school sites offer before and after school enrichment activities. These programs, designed by staff members and/or parents from the school community, provide opportunities for students to expand their interests through a variety of classes, workshops, camps and sports offerings.
If your school does not have a link to click on below, they are in the process of building the GATE Enrichment activities.
Bollinger Canyon Activities
Country Club Activities
Coyote Creek Activities
Diablo Vista Middle Activities
Gale Ranch Middle Activities
Hidden Hills Activities
Iron Horse Middle Activities
John Baldwin Activities 2013-14
Live Oak Activities
Neil Armstrong Activities
Quail Run Activities
Rancho Romero Activities
Stone Valley Middle Activities
Twin Creeks Activities
Walt Disney Activities
Windemere Ranch Activities