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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