The Gifted And Talented Education Program. (G.A.T.E)
The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District is committed to the belief that all students should be given the opportunity to develop to their full potential. The goal of the GATE program is to provide for rigorous and challenging learning experiences, which include ongoing opportunities for critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and questioning. All goals are interwoven with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in acceleration, depth, complexity, and novelty. In addition, the program design supports instructional strategies to accommodate student differences and support student collaboration, self-evaluation, and reflection.
Identification Process & Timeline.Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District's identification procedures are equitable, comprehensive, and ongoing.GATE identification is based upon the following:
The GATE screening for the 2022-23 school year will end on December 15th. Unless opted-out by a parent/guardian, all second-grade students will take the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT3). Students in grades 3-7 may be referred by school personnel and/or a parent/guardian to be screened for the gifted program.For the 2023-24 school year the "request to test" form will be active in early Spring of 2023
- A score of 90%, or above, on the Naglieri, a cognitive ability test
- High academic achievement on district identified standards tests
- High ratings on the Renzulli-Hartman Scale for Rating the Behavior Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Students
This specialized magnet program is for students identified as Gifted and Talented. The program is instructed by teachers certified to teach the GATE curriculum in grades 3rd-5th.
Testing information for the 2023-24 school year will be released in Spring of 2023
GATE Test Request for Grades 2-7
The GATE testing window will be November/December. All second-grade students across the district will be GATE tested in the 23/24 school year. The last day to "request to test" for grades 3-7 is October 13th.The link to the GATE "Request to Test" form can be found here: 23/24 GATE Test Request Form