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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 Make Up Testing

Students pre-kinder through 6th grade living in the Tucson Unified School District boundary and who have not tested during the 2016-17 school year may participate in the GATE eligibility make-up test. 

Make-Up Test:
June 9 at 8:00 a.m.
Cavett Elementary (2120 E Naco Vista)
Printable Flier (in PDF)
Please RSVP by calling the GATE office at (520) 225-1310 no later than June 7.

Testing (Screening and Evaluation) Information

Gifted & Talented Education Evaluation Permission Form (in PDF): English | Spanish
(For all students except kindergarteners)

Kindergarten Testing Permission Form (in PDF): English | Spanish

In the fall of each school year, the GATE department tests first through sixth grade students attending Tucson Unified schools or living within the district boundaries. Kindergarten students are tested after winter break. These tests establish eligibility for Gifted and Talented Education services for the coming school year. 

Tucson Unified administers the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and Raven Progressive Matrices to determine GATE service eligibility. Tests are administered at all district elementary and middle schools with two additional Saturday make-up tests at a central location.

In August, invitations to test are mailed to all Tucson Unified families with kindergarten through sixth grade students. Permission to test forms are available on this webpage and at all district elementary and middle school sites. 

Testing windows will be posted on this website in early August, and specific dates of testing at each location will be posted in mid-September on this webpage and all school sites.

Gifted & Talented Education Evaluation Permission Form (in PDF): English | Spanish
(For all students except kindergarteners)

Kindergarten Testing Permission Form (in PDF): English | Spanish