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GATE
2120 E. Naco Vista
(at Cavett Elementary)
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 225-1310
fax: (520) 225-1307
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Gifted and Talented Education

GATE Open Houses - Sept. 20 and Sept 22

Lineweaver Elementary School
461 S Bryant
September 20 @ 5:30 PM

Doolen Middle School
2400 N Country Club
September 22 @ 5:30 PM

Join us to learn more about advanced learning opportunities for your students!

Testing (Screening and Evaluation) Information

Grades K, 2, 3, 4, and 6 - Testing Information for Students

GATE Invitation to Test forms will be mailed to the student's home address during the first week of September. Signed forms must be received by the GATE office by September 26, 2016.

District-wide Testing for Grades 1st and 5th

All 1st and 5th grade students will be tested in order to increase services for students to participate in Advanced Learning Opportunities. Parents may opt-out student(s) for testing by contacting the GATE office at 225-1310. An informational mailer will be sent to all 1st and 5th grade families during the first week of September.

Assessments will be administered at the student's TUSD school of enrollment. Fliers containing specific testing dates will be displayed in mid-September.

If your student was absent the day of testing, a make-up test will be held on January 23, 2017 and February 4, 2017 – location to be determined.

Gifted & Talented Education Evaluation Permission Form (in PDF): English | Spanish

The deadline for submitting the Evaluation Permission form for the 2017-2018 testing was September 26, 2016.

Results and Placements

1st through 6th grade - Test results will be mailed to the student’s home address in January, 2017, along with placement invitations for qualifying students.

Kindergarten - Test results will be mailed to the student’s home address in February of 2017, along with placement invitations for qualifying students.

GATE Testing Window

October 18 - November 22, 2016 - 1st through 6th grade
January 10-27, 2017 - Kindergarten
Pre GATE Kindergarten for SY2017-18 - Please call the GATE office to schedule screening