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GATE Testing - request deadline 12/11/14

posted Oct 4, 2014, 4:12 PM by communications@moffettpta.org   [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 4:14 PM ]


The district provides a special program for students who are intellectually gifted.  Children in grades 1 – 7 who perform extremely well on the district-administered Otis-Lennon School Ability Test and other standardized measurements may qualify for placement in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.  If you think your child might qualify for this program and you would like to have him or her assessed, a GATE Assessment Consent form may be requested on the Huntington Beach City School District website at:  www.HBCSD.us under Quick Links – Parents, from November 3 – December 11, 2014, or by contacting Debbie Bartlett in the GATE office at (714) 964-8888 ext. 2036 during these dates.


The last day to request consent forms

is Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:30p.m.


Please note that district policy limits the number of times a student may be assessed to a maximum of two times between first and seventh grade. Due to the limited opportunities to test for the GATE program, you may wish to discuss with your child's teacher at your parent conference in December if this would be an appropriate time to have your child assessed. 


Testing will take place from January 12 through  February 4, 2015.  Children who qualify for placement in the program will be placed in the fall of the 2015-16 school year.

Oct 4, 2014, 4:12 PM