Testing Information

**NOTICE** GATE testing for Spring 2020 has been postponed due to school closures. If your child was scheduled for a test this quarter, they will be tested when school resumes. 
 
If you'd like to sign your student up for testing, please fill out the form below and mail to:
 
Winslow Unified School District
Gifted and Talented Education
PO Box 580
Winslow, AZ 86047
 
The state of Arizona defines a gifted student as a child who is of lawful school age, who due to superior intellect or advanced learning ability, or both, is not afforded an opportunity for otherwise attainable progress and development in regular classroom instruction and who needs appropriate gifted education services, to achieve at levels commensurate with the child's intellect and ability.
 
Students served by the Winslow Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program must demonstrate a 97th percentile score in at least one domain (verbal, quantitative, and/or nonverbal) of a state-approved test of reasoning ability which is administered by a local educational agency (LEA) or other qualified professional.
 
In Winslow, the test administered by the District for placement in the GATE program is the Cognitive Abilities Test, 6th Ed. (CogAT 6). The test is given three times per academic year. In addition, all 2nd graders are screened for the GATE program using Raven's Colored Progressive Matrices (RAVEN CPM). Students whose scores fall into the 95th percentile on the RAVEN CPM are then recommended for further testing with the CogAT 6.
 
Recommendations for testing can come from parents/guardians, teachers, staff members, the students themselves, or from prior placement in another district. If you would like to have your child tested for GATE, please fill out the form below and return it to your child's school. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact Gifted and Talented Education for further information.