In the spring, teachers in grades 3, 4, and 5 identify students who exhibit gifted qualities. A screening form is completed and reviewed by the GATE committee.

After review of work samples and assessment data, a student may be recommended for further testing. After testing is completed, a committee determines eligibility. Identified students receive differentiated instruction in the core curricular areas within their classrooms.

The OLSAT assessment is used as one of the measures for our District's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) screening. According to the OLSAT test protocols, two testing sessions are required and will be administered a week apart:

For more information visit the District GATE site

The tests take approximately one hour each to administer. If your child is absent for either of the above dates, he/she can be tested when makeup sessions are announced. Please reassure your child that this test is used to find out more about them as a student. Results are completely confidential and will be mailed home in early June.

If you have any questions, please to not hesitate to contact Melissa Davis, Director of Assessment & Accountability, Educational Service., (562) 799-4700 ext. 80462