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

Gifted and Talented Education

Info Sheet (in PDF) | More Information (in PDF)

Testing (Screening and Evaluation) Information

District-wide Testing for First and Fifth Grade Students

In order to increase opportunities for students to participate in GATE, all first and fifth grade students are tested for placement in the program. Parents can opt out of this testing if they prefer that their students are not tested. An opt-out mailer was sent to all first and fifth grade families during the first week of September. The opt-out form must be received by the GATE office by October 5, 2015.

Fifth grade students were tested at their home schools during the testing period in November 2015.

First grade students were tested at their home schools during the testing period in January 2016.

GATE test and placement results will be available in February 2016, and placement invitations will be sent to families of qualifying students in February 2016.

Make-up testing will be held on March 5, 2016.

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

GATE Permission to test forms were mailed to the student's home address during the first week of September for current Kinder, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th graders.

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

Assessments will be administered at the student's TUSD school of enrollment.  Fliers containing specific testing dates were displayed at your student's TUSD school of enrollment in late October.

The deadline for submitting the Evaluation Permission form for the 2015-2016 testing was October 5, 2015.

GATE Testing Schedule

November 2-20, 2015 - 3rd through 6th grade students
January 5-22, 2016 - Kinder through 2nd grade students