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					Evergreen Avenue Elementary

Gifted and Talented Education
I.     Identification
II.    Evergreen’s GATE Program
III.   Parent Survey


Peggy Stierman
GATE Coordinator/teacher
7 Areas of GATE Identification
 High Achievement
 Specific Academic Ability
 Intellectual Ability
 Visual Arts
 Performing Arts
 Creativity*
 Leadership*
Major Changes in the
High Achievement Category
   Qualifying scaled scores on the California
    Standards Test (CST) are 445 or above
    for English Language Arts and 450 or
    above in Mathematics.



   The OLSAT-8 will be administered to
    ALL second grade students this year for
    identification.
    OLSAT-8
 This assessment is a teacher administered
  60 minute multiple choice test
 All student response items are in pictoral
  format
 Students who score in the advanced range
  with a score of 95 percentile or above will
  be identified as gifted in the High
  Achievement category
 Test will be administered this spring
High Achievement Identification
   Student CST scores of 445 or above in
    ELA and 450 or above in Math for 2
    consecutive years

   Report Card grades of 4s in the 2nd and
    3rd reporting period may be used for ELA
    or Math for the first reported year
Specific Academic Ability
Identification
 Student CST scores of 445 or above in ELA
  for 3 consecutive years
OR
 450 or above in Math for 3 consecutive
  years
 Report card grades of 4s in 2nd and 3rd
  reporting period may be used once for
  first or second reported years
 Most recent scores must be eligible CST
  scores
    Intellectual Identification
 Teacher referrals can begin the 2nd
  semester of kindergarten with significant
  evidence of the child achieving at least two
  grades levels above in ELA and Math
 Evidence may include test scores (SOAR)
  and a portfolio
 Qualified students must take a test
  administered by a GATE psychologist to be
  identified
Visual and Performing Arts
Identification
 Takes place twice a year at CSULA -
  November 20, 2010 and May 21, 2011
 Referral packets are due four weeks
  before identification dates
 STUDENTS MUST SHOW UP WITH
  PAPERWORK AND INVITATION SENT
  THROUGH MAIL!
 Ask me or the child’s teacher for referral
  forms before April of 2011, please!!
Visual Arts Ability
 Grades 3-12
 Drawing and painting demonstration
 Student must bring a portfolio to be
  evaluated with 5-10 student-created
  works done outside of the classroom
  program
Performing Arts Ability
 Grades 3-12
 Dance: student will be expected to
  follow a choreographer led dance
 Drama: student will be expected to
  perform a prepared 15-30 line monologue
  as well as a “cold” read from the judges
 Voice: student will be expected to
  perform a prepared piece with sheet
  music (in the correct key) or a cued
  instrumental tape or cd (no voices)
    Creative Ability Identification

  Students who perceive similarities and
  differences within the environment,
  challenge assumptions, and produce
  alternative solutions
*May be identified in grades 4 and up
 Students should evidence characteristics in
  the exceptional range (96% or above) and
  have evidence to support abilities
    Leadership Ability Identification
*Students who show confidence and knowledge;
  influence others effectively; have problem-solving
  and decision making skills; express ideas in oral or
  written form clearly; show sense of purpose and
  direction
• Grades 4 and up
 Students should evidence characteristics in the
  exceptional range (96% or above) and have
  evidence to support abilities
Evidence of Creative or Leadership
Abilities
 Portfolio
 Essay
 Bulleted Summary
 PowerPoint on DVD
 Multimedia Presentation on DVD
 Awards/Media Publicity etc.
Evergreen’s GATE Program
 Depth
 Complexity
 Acceleration
 Novelty
      Acceleration and Novelty
Acceleration/pacing     Novelty
 Recognizes previous    Allows students to
  knowledge of GATE       have individualized
  student to avoid        learning experiences
  redundant learning      matched to their
 Allowing student to     recognized needs,
  move more rapidly       interests, or abilities
  through curriculum     Refers to the choices
  using ICON cards or     students have to
  above grade level       represent their
  materials               independent study
 Can be self-paced       projects
Parent Resources
 www.lausd.net/gate
 www.evergreenroom216.weebly.com
 My “office hours” are Wednesdays &
  Thursdays; 2:30-3:30 pm in Room 216
 Please find time to fill out a survey and
  return it to the office at your convenience

          Questions?
Thank you!

				
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