Students in 1st and 4th grades (who are not already GATE identified) at Rocklin Academy Family of Schools, will be screened for possible Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) identification annually. This assessment will help us identify students and appropriately place them into GATE clusters. If your child participated in the GATE screening process with RAFOS last year, but did not qualify, you may choose to have them screened again. Sacramento State University offers GATE assessments and you can visit them at https://www.csus.edu/center/counseling-diagnostic-services/educational-testing.html.
- District letter verifying GATE status and
- GATE screening assessment results
Rocklin Academy Family of Schools strives to identify and serve gifted and high achieving students from all groups, including those from diverse racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. Through highly motivating lessons and appropriate placement in classroom clusters, we provide differentiated learning opportunities during the regular school day that are based on grade level standards extended by depth, complexity and acceleration which enable students to reach their full academic and personal potential.GATE Identification Process
- Intellectual or Cognitive Ability. Rocklin Academy Family of Schools utilizes the Naglieri Non-verbal Ability Test (3rd edition), otherwise known as NNAT3, which is a non-verbal assessment measuring high-level observation skills and cognitive ability. A student must score at or above the 97th percentile.
- Academic Performance. Performing one full year above grade level in ELA and/or Mathematics (grades 1-3). In grades 4 and up, a student must "Exceeds" standards on CAASPP in ELA and/or Mathematics.
- Impact Factors – Medical history, socioeconomic status and participation in the English Language Development Program are taken into consideration