GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)

IUSD's GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program is designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of advanced learners. IUSD provides GATE cluster for 3rd through 6th grade students. Middle school GATE programs vary from site to site. Teachers of gifted and advanced learners are provided with professional learning specific to meeting the needs of gifted and advanced learners. Curriculum and instruction are designed with more complex ideas and require deeper connections through the core content. Once a student is GATE identified, the placement remains through middle school. (

OLSAT (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test)

All 3rd through 6th grade students are automatically evaluated via IUSD's Multiple Criteria Measure. For parents interested in having their students take an assessment as an indicator of giftedness, IUSD offers OLSAT, a fee-based assessment, in the fall. Students opting to take OLSAT may have their scores count as one component in IUSD's Multiple Criteria Measure. OLSAT assesses student's thinking and reasoning skills and measures abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students may only take OLSAT one time each year. Once a student is GATE-identified, the identification stays with them throughout their progression through IUSD. No retesting is necessary. (

At Gate Education, we strive to offer students the best test prep materials, teachers, and resources. Our experienced teachers prepare students for success. We employ the most efficient and innovative test materials and supplemental resources to ensure every student make progress throughout each learning session. Students will learn the required knowledge and skills to master the assessments. Our qualified, trained instructors and the personal learning environment are just the beginning. Our passion for teaching and over twenty years of educational experience are a recipe for excellence and the cornerstone of student achievement.

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