Dear Baldwin Families,
We are now beginning the identification process for the GATE Program (formerly labeled GT). The process includes both qualitative and quantitative components collected for each child and several steps: nomination, screening, and selection. Information considered in the decision includes parent and teacher input, a portfolio of student work, and standardized assessments. This year the nomination window is in the fall only for grades K-5. (In years prior, some grade levels were in the fall and some were in the spring.)
To nominate your child to be considered for identification for the GATE Program, please complete the google form below. This form serves as both a checklist for parent input as well as permission to test and identify your child. Submitting this form to the school is the formal nomination for your child to be considered for the GATE program. Please be sure to complete the google form and submit it no later than October 13th. Late nominations will not be accepted because of the deadlines for submitting district information and administering assessments.
Thank you for your interest in the GATE Program. Please remember that thorough review of all your students’ talents requires time. We thank you in advance for your patience with this process.
Tammy Thompson, Assistant Principal
Jamie Boswell, GT Advocate
For more information about the Austin ISD gifted program, please visit the Austin ISD website at https://www.austinisd.org/advanced-academics/gifted or call the school.
GATE Nomination Dates
Nomination Window September 28th-October 13th
Parent Permission to Test Due no later than October 13th
Gathering Work Samples/Teacher Input October 14th -November 13th
Student Testing Window October 14th -November 13th
Committee Decisions November 14th- November 20th
Parent Letters Mailed November 30th-December 16th