New students begin the GATE Identification Process in third grade. Teachers or parents can recommend a student for testing. The classroom teacher completes an in depth evaluation of the student including a work product, and the student takes the OLSAT Ability test in February. In addition, the California Standards Test scores in Reading and Math that the student takes this Spring will be used to determine if a students qualifies for the GATE program. Results will be released at the beginning of the next school year.
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