The SCUSD Gifted Education Department does not accept privately obtained GATE screening assessment results. This includes screening administered by private practice psychologists or university testing centers. SCUSD offers a robust internal screening program for students who reside within our district boundaries. If you have questions about having your child screened for GATE services, please contact the GATE Department at 916-643-2348.
Students not yet identified for GATE Services in SCUSD may be referred for screening by either their parents/guardians or current/past teacher. Students eligible for referral include any student who is new to SCUSD, or is in 2nd grade or grades 4-6.
Students are screened for GATE Services in elementary grades. The GATE Department will screen a child no more than 3 times during their educational career.
Referral Screening happens on the following dates:
To ensure equity among students, all 1st and 3rd grade SCUSD students will be screened for possible Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) services. In 1st grade, the district utilizes the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT2). In 3rd grade the district utilizes the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). This universal screening will take place at school sites beginning in January.