OMSD GATE students are identified as High Achieving Gifted Learners or Intellectual Gifted Students. In order to be identified as High Achieving Gifted Learner, a variety of assessment data is reviewed including SBAC, district and classroom assessments and teacher referral.
Students are identified as intellectually gifted when the meet the criteria on the NNAT2, a non-verbal reasoning exam. This assessment is administered to every second grader in our district. Students at any grade level can be referred by their teacher or parent for intellectual testing.
We also encourage students with specialized talents to be identified into the program. Talented students are identified in the areas of visual and/or performing arts by portfolio presentations that are reviewed by a district committee.