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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Testing Information

GATE testing of all 3rd grade students will take place at Edison on Thursday, October 12th, 2017.  A letter with testing details and schedule was mailed to parents on or before September 19, 2017, and is also available for download. No form or application for participation in third grade GATE testing is necessary.

If you do NOT wish your student to be tested for GATE eligibility, you will need to complete and sign a Withdraw from GATE Testing Form and return it to your student’s teacher by Monday, October 2, 2017.

More information regarding GATE testing for grades 4 and 5 will be coming at a later date.

You will receive a letter from the district indicating eligibility status for GATE placement approximately 12 weeks after the last testing session is completed. Students qualify for GATE placement by scoring in the 95th percentile or higher on the NNAT3. If your student does not qualify for GATE placement in this initial testing, one more opportunity will be offered in grades 4-5.

About GATE

Edison identifies eligible students for the GATE program through testing beginning in third grade. Once identified, students are clustered together within general education classes, and receive differentiated instruction and assignments within the core curriculum for their grade level. Teachers may change the pace, depth, and complexity of curriculum and assignments in order to challenge students and meet their needs.