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APS GATE Identification and Testing

SPARK Parents interested in having their child tested for gifted services should carefully read the 18-19 FAQs (FAQ Screening and Referral FAQ 18-19 SPAN) which outlines important information about the testing process. If parents do elect to proceed with testing, a fully completed consent to test form should be submitted to Ms. Monica Slack’s mailbox in the front office by noon, Friday, September 28 for testing to take place this school year. The gifted department is not able to extend the deadline as the date is set by the district and testing plans are made utilizing information as of this cut-off date. An updated presentation is currently being created by the district OGATE department which thoroughly explains the testing process and what students and parents can expect to occur. The updated information will be shared in early September as it is released by the district. The GATE department is excited about the up-coming school year and looks forward to working with SPARK families this year.

Please visit the APS Gifted website for more information for identification and assessment.

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