• GATE Identification Process

    Within TVUSD, we seek to identify students who possess the talents and skills to be identified as GATE students. We begin this process in third grade with teacher or parent recommendations based on classroom performance, grades & performance on standardized assessments, followed by participation in the Raven assessment, and questionnaires completed by teacher and parent to fully determine eligibility.

    Once identified, students are placed in cluster classes and offered an extension or alternate activities through their classroom teacher. There is no additional funding for GATE and no additional activities or programs are provided beyond the classroom differentiation.

    If a student participates in the GATE identification process in one school year and does not qualify, that student can participate in testing again the following year.