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Elementary Spring 2017 Gifted/ALP Testing Information:  

Testing Dates:

 Kindergarten-1st grade: January 30 - April 21, 2017

 2nd-6th grade: January 31- March 31, 2017


**Please contact your school’s front office for exact testing dates

New testing procedures:

  1. Students will only be eligible to test every other school year, per publisher recommendation. Upgraded version of the CogAT will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year.

GPS recommends testing in 1st, 3rd, and 5th for optimal placement.

  1. Eligibility for honors classes is now based on variety of indicators. This information will be provided to 6th graders during their 7th grade registration process.


Gifted Testing Permission Slip: A permission slip is required for testing Permission Slip


Gifted Inventory: The completion of the Gifted Inventory for Parents or Teachers is required for testing unless the child has already been identified as gifted from previous testing Gifted Inventory


*If you decide to forgo testing at this time, please be aware the next available testing period will be in summer 2017.

*Legally the Gifted Department has 30 days to provide families with scores and an explanation of services.

*Gifted test scores will be sent to your child’s school prior to the end of school

*If your child has qualifying scores, services will begin the first day of school by way of the Gifted Cluster Model and/or the ALP Pullout Service Model.



Elementary Summer 2017 Gifted/ALP Testing Information:

This testing session is only for students who have not tested in the last 10-12 months.

Date and Grade Level:  May 25, 2017  3rd - 6th grade  
   *the grade your child will be entering in the 2017-18 school year

Time: Registration begins at 8:00. The testing session will begin promptly at 8:30 and end around 11:40. There will be a break at 9:50-10:25. Parents will need to stay on campus for the duration of the testing session.

Location: Highland Park Elementary School. 230 N. Cole Drive Gilbert, AZ 85234

Reserving a Seat for Gifted Testing: Reservations will be accepted April 5-May 23, 2017. Please select on the link to reserve a seat: https://goo.gl/forms/5BJx6Cz1YTgLIVqc2
 *45 seats are available for students who will be entering 3rd-6th in the 2017-18 school year  
 *5 seats are available for students who will be entering 7th grade and seeking eligibility for the GTC program. 

Gifted Testing Permission Slip: A permission slip is required for testing. Please print, complete, and bring the permission slip on the day of testing. Permission Slip

Gifted Inventory for Parents: The completion of the Gifted Inventory for Parents is required for testing unless the child has already been identified as gifted from previous testing. Please print, complete and bring the Inventory on the day of testing. Gifted Inventory

New testing procedures:
Students will only be eligible to test every other school year, per publisher recommendation. An upgraded version of the CogAT will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. GPS recommends testing in 1st, 3rd, and 5th for optimal placement.

Eligibility for honors classes is now based on variety of indicators. This information can be found on your junior high school’s counseling website.


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Date and Grade Level:  May 26, 2017    1st - 2nd grade 
*the grade your child will be entering in the 2017-18 school year

Location: Highland Park Elementary School. 230 N. Cole Drive Gilbert, AZ 85234

Time: Registration begins at 8:00. The testing session will begin promptly at 8:30 and end around 11:15.  There will be a break at 9:45-10:15. Parents will need to stay on campus for the duration of the testing session.

Reserving a Seat for Gifted Testing: Reservations will be accepted April 5-May 23, 2017. Please select on the link to reserve a seat: https://goo.gl/forms/5BJx6Cz1YTgLIVqc2
 *15 seats are available for students who will in be entering 1st grade in the 2017-18 school year
 *15 seats are available for students who will be entering 2nd grade in the 2017-18 school year                          

Gifted Testing Permission Slip: A permission slip is required for testing. Please print, complete, and bring the permission slip on the day of testing. Permission Slip

Gifted Inventory for Parents: The completion of the Gifted Inventory for Parents is required for testing unless the child has already been identified as gifted from previous testing. Please print, complete and bring the Inventory on the day of testing. Gifted Inventory


New testing procedures:
Students will only be eligible to test every other school year, per publisher recommendation. An upgraded version of the CogAT will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. GPS recommends testing in 1st, 3rd, and 5th for optimal placement. 

Eligibility for honors classes is now based on variety of indicators. This information can be found on your junior high school’s counseling website.

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Date and Grade Level
: July 19, 2017  1st-2nd grade  
*the grade your child will be entering in the 2017-18 school year

Location: Highland Park Elementary School. 230 N. Cole Drive Gilbert, AZ 85234

Time: Registration begins at 8:00. The testing session will begin promptly at 8:30 and end around 11:15.  There will be a break at 9:45-10:15. Parents will need to stay on campus for the duration of the testing session.

Reserving a Seat for Gifted Testing: Reservations will be accepted June 1-July 16, 2017. Please return to this site at the noted time to complete an online form to reserve a seat for testing.

Gifted Testing Permission Slip: A permission slip is required for testing. Please print, complete, and bring the permission slip on the day of testing. Permission Slip

Gifted Inventory for Parents: The completion of the Gifted Inventory for Parents is required for testing unless the child has already been identified as gifted from previous testing. Please print, complete and bring the Inventory on the day of testing. Gifted Inventory

New testing procedures:
Students will only be eligible to test every other school year, per publisher recommendation. An upgraded version of the CogAT will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. GPS recommends testing in 1st, 3rd, and 5th for optimal placement. 

Eligibility for honors classes is now based on variety of indicators. This information can be found on your junior high school’s counseling website.

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Date and Grade Level: July 20, 2017  3rd-6th grade    
*the grade your child will be entering in the 2017-18 school year

Location: Highland Park Elementary School. 230 N. Cole Drive Gilbert, AZ 85234

Time: Registration begins at 8:00. The testing session will begin promptly at 8:30 and end around 11:40. There will be a break at 9:50-10:25. Parents will need to stay on campus for the duration of the testing session.

Reserving a Seat for Gifted Testing: Reservations will be accepted June 1-July 16, 2017. Please return to this site at the noted time to complete an online form to reserve a seat for testing.

Gifted Testing Permission Slip: A permission slip is required for testing. Please print, complete, and bring the permission slip on the day of testing. Permission Slip

Gifted Inventory for Parents: The completion of the Gifted Inventory for Parents is required for testing unless the child has already been identified as gifted from previous testing. Please print, complete and bring the Inventory on the day of testing. Gifted Inventory

New testing procedures:
Students will only be eligible to test every other school year, per publisher recommendation. An upgraded version of the CogAT will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. GPS recommends testing in 1st, 3rd, and 5th for optimal placement.

Eligibility for honors classes is now based on variety of indicators. This information can be found on your junior high school’s counseling website.



Testing Policy and Procedures for Students Who Do Not Attend GPS:
Students residing in the Gilbert Public Schools attendance boundary who do not attend a Gilbert Public School:
  1. A testing fee of $75 is required, no refunds
  2. A permission slip is required but the Gifted Inventory for Parents is not. 


General Information:
  Gilbert Public Schools use the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  Arizona Approved Gifted Test: List
  Gifted Testing Permission Slip for 2017: **please contact your school
  Gifted Inventory for Parents for 2017: **please contact your school     
      CogAT- General Info and Sample Question, 2nd-6th Grade
 &  Information on the  CogAT Gifted Test   
 
     Pamphlet- Gifted Testing and Services
 
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