Talented And Gifted (TAG)
TAG Parent Nomination Forms can be found here - Click on Testing
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October 20-21, 2022 CoGAT Screener; All 3rd & nominated 5th
November 18 - Parent Input forms due for all other testing
December 5-9 ITBS and CoGAT testing for all eligible students
On October 20 & 21, all 3rd grade students, and nominated 5th grade students in Beaverton will be administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Screener. This 30-minute test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities through verbal/picture analogies, number analogies, and figure matrices.
Currently, the main purpose for administering the CogAT is to identify students for TAG in the area of intellectual ability. Students who score at the 97th percentile or above on the CogAT screener will be invited to test with the full version of the CogAT that is used for potential TAG identification. The full version of the CogAT will be given in late October. For more information about testing, please contact your school’s TAG facilitator, Shannon Bauck or Kari Ray.
5th grade families who would like their child to take the test can nominate their student for the CogAT Screener by completing this link by Monday, October 17th.
K-3 Parents may fill out parent nomination forms for ITBS or CoGAT testing. You may find on the above website at this link Click Here. These forms should be returned to school by November 18, 2022
The Summa program provides a differentiated, challenging curriculum that meets the cognitive, emotional, and social needs of highly gifted students, while being sensitive to their developmental level.
Summa Eligibility Criteria
99th percentile (age-based) on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT)
99th percentile on the total Reading or total Math Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) or Oregon Statewide Assessment (OSAS) ELA/Math Scores
at the 97th percentile or higher in a different area: Total ITBS Reading, total ITBS Math/OSAS ELA/Math or CogAT full version
ALL SCORES MUST BE FROM A RECENTLY ADMINISTERED COGAT OR IOWA TEST OF BASIC SKILLS (ITBS) OR OSAS GIVEN WITHIN A SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES NOT ACCEPT PRIVATE TESTING. STUDENTS MUST BE TAG IDENTIFIED AND LIVE WITHIN THE BEAVERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.
- Meadow Park - Cedar Park, Five Oaks, Meadow Park boundaries
- Elementary Feeders: Barnes, Beaver Acres, Bethany, Elmonica, McKinley, Oak Hills (west of Bethany Blvd), Ridgewood, Rock Creek, West TV, William Walker
- Stoller - Stoller boundaries
- Elementary Feeders: Jacob Wismer, Sato, Springville
- Whitford - Conestoga, Highland Park, Mountain View, Whitford
- Elementary Feeders: Aloha Huber Park, Chehalem, Cooper Mountain, Errol Hassell, Fir Grove, Greenway, Hazeldale, Hiteon, Kinnaman, McKay, Montclair, Nancy Ryles, Raleigh Hills, Raleigh Park, Scholls Heights, Sexton Mountain, Vose
- Tumwater - Tumwater boundaries
- Elementary Feeders: Bonny Slope, Cedar Mill, Findley, Oak Hills (east of Bethany Blvd), Terra Linda
Testing Timeline 2022-23
Timeline for Testing
- October - CogAT Screener for all 3rd graders and nominated (parent or teacher) 5th graders
- October-November - CogAT Full Version for 3rd and 5th grade students who qualify based on the CogAT Screener
- November/December - CogAT - Nominated students in grades K-2
- Spring 2023 - Oregon Statewide Assessments - 3rd-5th graders
Do I have to fill out a parent form and will my child automatically get tested if I do?
● Testing is based on three components: -
○ Teacher observation through the Kingore Inventory
○ Student performance in the classroom
○ Parent Input is considered.
● A parent input form by itself will not necessarily include the child for testing, but can be a piece of the
Can my child study for the test?
● These tests are meant to measure student’s true raw potential. Make sure your child gets plenty of
rest and eats a healthy breakfast.
Can my child be tested in more than one area?
● Yes, they can be tested for reading, math and/or intellect.
When will we know the results?
Can my child be retested?
● Students may be retested for TAG every two years.
How long is my child TAG?
● Once a child is identified as TAG, they are TAG for life. There is no need to retest later in the
child’s school career.
If my child qualifies for TAG will they go to a special class or be treated differently?
● Once a student is identified as TAG, they will not go to a special class. Teachers will work with parents to develop a TAG plan to differentiate instruction to meet the student’s needs.
How do I make my child TAG?
● A child can be a high achiever, gifted or creative. These are qualities that come with our children and cannot be learned. Try this link to see the differences: https://www.coloradogifted.org/wp-content/uploads/Bertie-Kingore-High-Achiever-Gifted-Creative.pdf
Does my child have to go to Summa if they qualify?
● No, students have many options for middle school and may choose which one will fit them best
What is the difference between the ITBS/COGAT tests and the Summa tests?
There is no difference! Please refer to the chart at the top of the page