Talented And Gifted (TAG)
Welcome to Beaverton School District's Talented and Gifted home page. The purpose of this page is to inform students and parents about resources and opportunities available for high achieving students.
- Heidi Hanson 503-356-4548
- Oregon TAG Law
- Identification of Academically Talented and Gifted Students
- Rights of Parents of TAG Students
- Programs and Services for Talented and Gifted Students
You Know Your Child is Gifted When......Book by Judy Galbraith, M.A.
Parent Nomination Forms for TAG Testing
A school newsletter will be sent to families in mid to late October with nomination information and submission deadlines.
Each year students are considered for Talented and Gifted students in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). If you think your child might qualify, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form below. Completing this form gives your child's school TAG committee more information about your child. Classroom teachers also collect observational data from students each fall and make recommendations for testing.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, the BSD TAG testing process will look different this year. Teachers will spend this Fall collecting evidence on how students respond to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. School TAG facilitators will collect nominations from teachers and parents this Fall, and along with collected evidence, decisions will be made on which students will be selected to test in person after January 11, 2021. More details regarding testing will be updated on or before January 5, 2021.
- The CogAT Screener will not be administered to all 3rd and 5th grade students this year.
- A school TAG committee will determine which K-3 students take the CogAT, based on nominations and collected evidence. Testing will occur after January 11, 2021.
- All 5th grade students will be invited to take the CogAT Full version at selected sites in early November. Scores from the full version of the CogAT can be used for both TAG/Summa.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS: Reading and/or Math)
Elementary Schools: A school TAG committee will determine which K-5 students take the ITBS based on nominations and collected evidence. Testing will occur after January 11, 2021.
Middle & High Schools: A school TAG committee will determine which 6th-12th grade students will take the ITBS, based on nominations and collected evidence. Testing will occur after January 11, 2021.
CogAT and ITBS scores are used for TAG identification in all grades.
For current 5th-7th graders, CogAT and ITBS scores administered after July 1, 2019 can be used for Summa eligibility. Test scores must be administered within a school system.
TAG Services will work with other BSD departments to provide testing access for all indicated students.
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 - for current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders
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)
at the 97th percentile or higher in a different area: Total ITBS Reading, total ITBS Math or CogAT full version
All scores must be from a recently administered (since July 1, 2019 CogAT or Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) 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
- Stoller - Stoller boundaries
- Whitford - Conestoga, Highland Park, Mountain View, Whitford
Summa Application - Information will be posted by October 26, 2020
Grade 5 students will be invited to take the CogAT Full Version at selected sites in early November. Information regarding dates and times will be emailed in late October to all 5th grade families.
All 5th grade TAG students will be invited to take the ITBS Reading and Math tests in late November/early December at selected sites. Invitations to current 5th grade TAG students will be emailed in mid November.
All 6th & 7th grade TAG students will be invited to take the ITBS Reading and Math tests after January 11, 2021.
- For fifth-seventh grade students who live in the Beaverton boundary, but are not enrolled in the Beaverton School District or who attend a BSD Charter School.
- Parents/Guardians who submit a form will be contacted in late October regarding testing dates.