Gate Testing Information
GATE testing remains postponed pending further both direction from the Department of Public Health and due to the accountability needed for in-person assessment. Current waivers for on-site assessing of special populations does not include GATE testing at this time. Administration for GATE testing has different technical and proctoring requirements than MAP testing, which is why remote, online testing cannot take place and there is the need to wait until in-person assessment can be conducted. Part of the Governor’s recent reopening orders provide for third grade students to return to school. This return is pending the decline of COVID cases at a low enough point that additional grade levels may return safely to campuses. Only then would we look at the feasibility of GATE testing. Once we are able to safely administer GATE testing on-site, we will ensure current third grade students have an opportunity to participate in initial identification testing, in addition to retesting for eligible fourth or fifth grade students.
GATE Testing - 3rd Grade 2019-20
GATE Testing for 4th and 5th Grade - 2019-20
This spring we will be screening eligible 4th and 5th grade students for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program in Torrance Unified School District.
A detailed letter with information on the Grade 4 and 5 GATE test and its processes has been emailed to the PowerSchool registered parent email address. The letter contains information and links which will help provide you with additional information.
Please note that if you would like your 4th-5th grade student to participate in GATE testing, the online application or form is necessary and should be completed by Friday, November 22nd.
Testing Date: 02/13/2020, Make Ups: 02/20/2020