PVES Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
The purpose of the GATE services in the Poway Unified School District
is to identify and motivate highly able students to realize their full
potential. Gifted students are higher level thinkers who demonstrate
depth, originality, and creativity in their thoughts. GATE students have
common characteristics but often unique needs. In order to meet the
needs of GATE students all day, classroom teachers differentiate the
curriculum as needed. Differentiated instruction is individualized based
on what the student is showing in class. Some techniques utilized in the
classrooms at Park Village Elementary are cluster grouping, varying the pace of instruction, compacting the curriculum, higher level questioning, and activities that are open ended.
2012-2013 GATE Testing Information
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.
2012– 2013 GATE Testing Information
Test Date (only 1 test opportunity)
Request Submission Window
SCHOOL SITE /SCHOOL DAY TESTING
September 17 – November 16, 2012
Park Village GATE testing Date ... TBD
Electronic submission of requests for GATE testing for 2012-13 may be submitted between September 17 – November 16, 2012. Requests will not be accepted prior to September 17.
To request GATE testing for your child (after September 17), please click on the link https://learning.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/ Follow the instructions to be taken to a Learning Point website, and complete the Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form.
After completing and submitting the online request, you will see a screen appear that shows confirmation of your request (you will not receive a separate email).
Your child’s school will contact you immediately after the Winter Break, to inform you of the exact date of GATE testing at your child’s school. Students will be excused from class for approximately one hour in order to participate in testing during the regular school day.
Notifications regarding GATE testing results will be mailed to parents in March, 2012.
• Students who took the January 2012 GATE Test, and have tested no more than two previous times in the PUSD, ARE eligible for the January 2013 GATE Test administration.