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DUE BY December 23, 2019

Schools in Pleasanton are preparing for the annual Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) testing period. 

Each year all Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) third-grade students and nominated 4th-7th-grade students will have the opportunity to participate in the assessment used for identifying Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students. Testing of all third-grade students ensures that all students have equitable access to the GATE identification process at a minimum of one time during their education within PUSD.  In addition, identification enables teacher knowledge of a student’s aptitude for instructional differentiation within the classroom. 

Parents may nominate their child by submitting a completed Parent/Guardian Nomination and Permission form to your child’s school or to the Curriculum Department.  

  • For more information about GATE screening and the testing dates please click here.

  • For the Parent Nomination and Permission please click here.  Nominations are due by December 23, 2019 ** Please note, students are not eligible to be nominated if they took the CogAT test last year.  

  • Blanket CogAT testing for all third-grade students in the district will be administered in February.  Parents/guardians may choose to have their child Opt-Out of the CogAT by completing the Opt-Out form by December 23, 2019.