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GATE Ability Testing Information



How do students qualify for GATE? - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May 2017

How do students qualify for GATE? 

The GATE Committee reviews all student results for potential GATE qualification.  The GATE Committee consists of elementary and middle school GATE-trained teachers, the GATE Coordinator and district ELD and Math specialists.  We look at all 960+ student results.

Our first criteria is to look for intellectual ability test scores in the 95%ile or above and then we look at individual scores within the Verbal, Non-Verbal, and Quantitative subcategories for grades 3-7.  After that, we look at students who scored in the 90%ile+ and examine other criteria, such as district and state assessments, teacher recommendations, and report cards. Grade 2 is only reported as an overall score.  

Parents and schools will be notified by the end of school as to results.  Parents receive a letter at home.  Schools receive lists of students who took the test and their status.  We also put scores in the Q online system—GATE Screening only means they were eligible to take the test.  Please do NOT try to “guess” who qualified or use Q as your only way to see if a child qualified.  Parents are notified as to how and when to contact the GATE Office in the letter home with their child’s results.  You will see the individual student’s results and qualification status.

If you have any questions, please contact the GATE Office at (805) 641-5000, x.1087, GATE Assistant, Sheri DeJong,, or the GATE Coordinator, Anne Roundy-Harter,

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