2011-12 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. PUSD does NOT test 8th grade students because there is no GATE program in high school.
Test Date (only 1 test opportunity)
Request Submission Window
MVMS SCHOOL DAY TESTING
Tuesday, January 10 during the school day.
submit requests for GATE testing between
See directions below.
To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage https://learning.powayusd.com/GateSurvey, or in your child’s school office. Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office at 858-538-5478, extension 3108 (Trish Weaver, Counseling Asst.)
During this time of state fiscal crisis, the state of California has enacted
legislation that allows districts to use many state categorical program funds
for general education purposes, to assist in balancing budgets. The funding
flexibility has been approved for a 5-year period, through the June 30, 2013
(Senate Bill X3 4).
The PUSD will continue to identify students for GATE and provide appropriate differentiated instruction in GATE cluster classrooms for GATE identified students. However, funding resources will not be available for enrichment or supplemental curriculum purchases.
In grades 3-5, GATE identified students are placed, as clusters, within otherwise heterogeneous classrooms. GATE students in grades 6-8 will also be placed into heterogeneous cluster classes, with the possible option of some homogeneous groupings in Language Arts and Social Science. Middle school mathematics courses are structured such that all students are placed according to individual mathematical ability and achievement. Science, Physical Education, and elective classes are completely heterogeneous.
At the high school level, gifted students are encouraged to participate in honors and/or advanced placement courses in their areas of interest/expertise. GATE Coordinators serve as resources for teachers, parents, and students, as well as monitor GATE student achievement. Specific class placement needs are best discussed with school guidance counselors, as gifted students should focus their learning and class schedules in preparation for higher education and/or career opportunities.