Gifted and Talented Program (GATE)

SVUSD Gate logo: Explore, Expand, Excel


Saddleback Valley Unified School District provides our gifted students opportunities to eXplore, eXpand, and eXcel to maximize their potential.

Key Features of Gifted Instruction

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Identification Process for 2019-20

2nd Grade

Test by Teacher Recommendation and Classroom assessment criteria only
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with TQ > 8

3rd Grade

Test All Students
> 75th percentile from 2nd grade OLSAT testing
(2018-2019 school year) 

  

Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with TQ > 8

4th Grade

School Site 
Recommendation
 
Only students
Exceeding Standards on CAASPP in ELA and Math
+ TQ > 8
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with TQ > 8

Identification Process for 2020-21

2nd Grade

Test by Teacher Recommendation and Classroom assessment criteria only
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with TQ > 8

3rd Grade

Test All Students

  

Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with TQ > 8

4th Grade

School Site 
Recommendation
 
Only students
Exceeding Standards on CAASPP in ELA and Math
+ TQ > 8
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with TQ > 8

SVUSD no longer accepts the results of private testing for gifted identification.  Private psychological testing will not be accepted for any reason.

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GATE Office Contacts

Lisa Paisley, Ed.D, Coordinator

paisleyl@svusd.org

(949) 580-3348

Marie Ferguson, Secretary

fergusonm@svusd.org

(949) 580-3348