Talented And Gifted
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.
TAG TestingDue to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, CDL, the BSD TAG testing process will look different this year. Teachers will spend this Fall/Winter 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/Winter and along with collected evidence, decisions will be made on which students will be selected to test in person after March, 2021.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (Reading and Math) - TBD
*CogAT and ITBS scores are used for TAG identification in all grades.
*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 Testing and Eligibility
For current 5th graders, scores from the 3rd grade CogAT Full Version will be used for Summa eligibility. This is a change from last year.
For current 5th graders, scores from 4th grade ITBS Reading and Math tests will be used for Summa eligibility.
Students will be notified in November of their eligibility. Students who are eligible do not require further testing.
All Grade 5 students, who are not already eligible for Summa, will be invited to take the CogAT Full Version at a designated test site. Invitations to 5th graders will be emailed from the District once dates have been determined.
The process for reading and math achievement is currently under review. Updates will be posted once decisions have been made.
Summa and Learning Options
There will be no Summa applications this year. Eligible students will be notified and asked to electronically confirm or decline a Summa position during January 27-February 3, 2021.
Students may apply for one Learning Option in addition to being eligible for Summa.
Students who are selected through the Options Lottery or from Second Consideration AND are eligible for Summa will need to make a choice by February 3, 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 once dates have been determined.