Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

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.

Testing Information

GATE testing of all 3rd grade students takes place in October. A letter with testing details and schedule is mailed to parents in September.  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 the opt-out form in the fall.

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.


Below are some useful resources.
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TUSD GATE Information

CDE GATE Information

GATE Resources

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

California Association for the Gifted (CAG)

Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG)

Orange County Council for the Gifted (OCC GATE)

The Greater Los Angeles Gifted Children's Association (GLA-GCA)

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

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