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

2nd Grade

All Students Assessed
OLSAT + Traits of Giftedness Checklist (TQ)
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with TQ > 8

3rd Grade

Re-assess Students
> 85th percentile in 2nd grade
 
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, Coordinator

paisleyl@svusd.org

(949) 580-3348

Marie Ferguson, Secretary

fergusonm@svusd.org

(949) 580-3348