GATE Identification

Students in third through eighth grades may qualify for the GATE program based on GATE identification criteria. These criteria include a balance between achievement testing, ability testing, and other factors.
 
All third and fourth-grade students will be screened to see if GATE services are appropriate. Students in grades five and up may be referred for testing or evaluation by their teacher, administrator, counselor, or parent. For sample CogAT items, please click here.
 
Because the State Department of Education gives each district the responsibility of developing its own criteria for its GATE program, qualifications vary from district to district. Parents of students who are identified as GATE in another district should contact the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District GATE office at (714) 985-8675 prior to enrolling in the district to discuss the program options.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the GATE office.
(714) 985-8675 or (714) 985-8466