GATE Qualification Criteria

 

FVSD GATE Qualification Criteria for Grades 3-7
 
The screening process to identify students as gifted is based on multiple measures.  Students in 3rd - 7th grades may test for GATE a total of three times over the course of their enrollment in FVSD.  Universal screening is conducted at 3rd grade and through either parent or teacher nomination process for students in 4th grade through 7th grade.  Students may not be tested in more than two consecutive years.
 
In FVSD, there are two sets of GATE qualification criteria.  One criteria for general population students, and the second criteria for students from groups that have historically been under-represented in GATE programs.  The second criteria is applicable for students that come from economically-disadvantaged backgrounds, English learners, students receiving special education services, or other under-represented groups.
 
General Population Criteria
Pathway #1
General Intellectual Ability (Students must meet all criteria to qualify)
Screener Minimum Score
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) 95th Percentile
Teacher Survey Minimum Score of 12
Pathway #2
High Achievement (12 points needed to qualify)
Screener Minimum Score
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) 95th - 99th percentile 6 points
89th - 94th percentile 5 points
Teacher Survey Score of 14-15 3 points
Score of 12-13 2 points
SBAC Results - ELA Level 4 3 points
Level 3 2 points
SBAC Results - Math Level 4 3 points
Level 3 2 points
 
Special Populations Criteria
Pathway #1
General Intellectual Ability (Students must meet all criteria to qualify)
Screener Minimum Score
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) 93rd percentile
Minimum Score of 11
Pathway #2
High Achievement (12 points needed to qualify)
Screener Minimum Score
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) 93rd-99th percentile 6 points
85th-92nd percentile 5 points
Teacher Survey Score of 13-15  3 points
Score of 11-12  2 points
SBAC Results - ELA Level 4 3 points
Level 3 2 points
SBAC Results - Math Level 4 3 points
Level 3 2 points
 
Contact: Jerry Gargus, Ed.D.
Director, Educational Services
Phone: 714-843-3268 email: gargusj@fvsd.us