Talented And Gifted (TAG)
Welcome to Beaverton School District's Talented and Gifted home page. The purpose of this page is to inform students and parents about resources and opportunities available for high achieving students.
- Heidi Hanson 503-356-4548
- Oregon TAG Law
- Identification of Academically Talented and Gifted Students
- Rights of Parents of TAG Students
- Programs and Services for Talented and Gifted Students
You Know Your Child is Gifted When......Book by Judy Galbraith, M.A.
Parent Nomination Forms for TAG Testing
A school newsletter will be sent to families in mid to late October with nomination information and submission deadlines.
Each year students are considered for Talented and Gifted students in the Beaverton School District. These services are provided by your child's classroom teacher(s). If you think your child might qualify, you may wish to complete the Parent Information Form below. Completing this form gives your child's school TAG committee more information about your child. Classroom teachers also collect observational data from students each fall and make recommendations for testing.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our current reality of Comprehensive Distance Learning, CDL, the BSD TAG testing process will look different this year. Teachers will spend this Fall/Winter collecting evidence on how students respond to differentiation within their distance learning classroom. School TAG facilitators will collect nominations from teachers and parents this Fall/Winter and along with collected evidence, decisions will be made on which students will be selected to test in person. Testing for K-4 students will happen in Fall of 2021.
Iowa Test of Basic Skills (Reading and Math)
*CogAT and ITBS scores are used for TAG identification in all grades.
*TAG Services will work with other BSD departments to provide testing access for all indicated students.
The Summa program provides a differentiated, challenging curriculum that meets the cognitive, emotional, and social needs of highly gifted students, while being sensitive to their developmental level.
Summa Eligibility Criteria
99th percentile (age-based) on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CoGAT)
99th percentile on the total Reading or total Math Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
at the 97th percentile or higher in a different area: Total ITBS Reading, total ITBS Math or CogAT full version
All scores must be from a recently administered CogAT or Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) given within a school system. The Beaverton School District does not accept private testing. Students must be TAG identified and live within the Beaverton School District Boundaries.
- Meadow Park - Cedar Park, Five Oaks, Meadow Park boundaries
- Elementary Feeders: Barnes, Beaver Acres, Bethany, Elmonica, McKinley, Oak Hills (west of Bethany Blvd), Ridgewood, Rock Creek, West TV, William Walker
- Stoller - Stoller boundaries
- Elementary Feeders: Jacob Wismer, Sato, Springville
- Whitford - Conestoga, Highland Park, Mountain View, Whitford
- Elementary Feeders: Aloha Huber Park, Chehalem, Cooper Mountain, Errol Hassell, Fir Grove, Greenway, Hazeldale, Hiteon, Kinnaman, McKay, Montclair, Nancy Ryles, Raleigh Hills, Raleigh Park, Scholls Heights, Sexton Mountain, Vose
- Tumwater - Tumwater boundaries
- Elementary Feeders: Bonny Slope, Cedar Mill, Findley, Oak Hills (east of Bethany Blvd), Terra Linda
Summa Testing and Eligibility - Current 5th Graders
- Current 5th graders will have the opportunity to test in late spring/summer
- Outdoor testing opportunities for Summa will also be available in early summer
- CogAT - all 5th graders who are not already eligible for Summa will be invited to take the full version of the CoGAT.
- ITBS Reading and Math - All 5th grade TAG students who are not already eligible for Summa will receive invitations to test in reading and math.
- Testing opportunities will also be posted on the BSD TAG page as they become available
- Invitations to test will be sent via School Messenger prior to testing dates.
- There have been no changes to the Summa eligibility criteria, only the tests used
- Full version CogAT scores (composite) from grades K-5 can be used to qualify for Summa
- Results from achievement tests (total scores) can be used to qualify for Summa
- For current 5th graders, Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) ELA and Math scores from 3rd grade will be used. OSAS scores from Spring 2021 will not be used for TAG or Summa eligibility.
- ITBS/Logramos Reading and Math scores
- In addition to national norms, local norms will be explored for TAG/Summa identification
Summa and Learning Options
- Summa eligible students may apply for one Learning Option in addition to Summa.
- For fifth-seventh grade students who live in the Beaverton boundary, but are not enrolled in the Beaverton School District or who attend a BSD Charter School.
- Parents/Guardians who submit a form will be contacted once dates have been determined.