Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
In 2014, the establishment of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and California Senate Bill 971 repealed all previous laws and regulations for GATE as a categorical program. School districts may determine all guidelines and policies regarding all aspects of GATE.
AUSD’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) includes action steps in Goal 6 that intend to not only identify students who are eligible for GATE services, but to also create a program that supports the special needs of these students and their families.
How does AUSD identify GATE youths?
AUSD uses the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test 2 to screen all students in 3rd grade each year. Parents/guardians may choose to not have their students participate in the screening.
Following the annual screening, the students’ parents/guardians, their teachers, and school administrators are informed about the results. Parents/guardians are encouraged to sign a permission slip that allows their students to be included in GATE events and programs.
NOTE Since each school district may determine its own policies and guidelines, other school districts are not obligated to accept AUSD’s findings.
How does AUSD serve GATE youth?
AUSD teachers and staff serve the needs of GATE students through differentiation in the classroom. They understand that GATE students think differently and need different challenges. AUSD also strives to serve the needs of GATE students and their families through special events, summer programs, and an emerging parent support group.
Antioch GATE Data
For questions about Gifted and Talented Education in AUSD,
call Daniela Imai at 925-779-7500 extension 53394