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.
GATE / Challenge Upcoming Dates
There will be an informational meeting in the SPARK cafeteria on Friday, May 17 from 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. lead by the district OGATE department to discuss the gifted testing process and procedures. The meeting is designed for parents of students who tested this year who want to better understand the eligibility (score) reports sent […]
Parents are invited to hear a guest speaker this Wednesday, January 16, at 6:30 or on Thursday, January 17 at 10 a.m. at the Cleveland Dennard Conference Center on the Atlanta Technical College campus. The topic will be The Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted. All GATE parents are invited to attend. To further […]
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 […]
All data pertaining to gifted testing has been returned to the school and the gifted team is busy disaggregating the data to determine eligibility results. Individual reports are being created and will be sent home with students on Thursday, May 3rd. Those students who qualify for services will begin classes next school year. To help […]
The APS GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Department will continue the process established last school year for gifted identification purposes. There will be two testing windows – one in the fall for those students who have previously tested (referred to as 2nd looks) and have current data. The next window will take place in December-February […]