Do you know a child who demonstrates these characteristics?
-Has advanced oral and/or written language skills; expressive language?
-Makes unique connections; understands systems; see the "big picture"?
-Ask many questions; seek in-depth information?
-Is resourceful at finding unique solutions?
-Exhibits keen powers of observation; is highly sensitive and insightful?
-Has broad, intense, varied and sustained interests, sometimes simultaneously; transfers learning to new situations?
-Exhibits an early moral concern; is empathetic?
-Is nonconforming; risk-taking; independent?
-Makes non-traditional responses and/or products?
Then you may know a child who is Talented & Gifted!
What does it mean to be identified as TAG?
Purpose: TAG serves students who, when compared with others of their age/grade level, require learning experiences beyond the standard curriculum. TAG programs seek to provide an educational experience at the student's rate and level of learning.
Referral: Students may be referred for TAG identification and testing by a teacher, parent, or they may refer themselves. In addition, they may be automatically identified through standardized state test scores.
Identification: Oregon students qualify for TAG when they are in the top 3% on any nationally normed test of achievement or aptitude and there is additional evidence suggesting high ability. A committee in each building identifies students for TAG. Parents have a right to appeal this decision.
Programs and Services: The curriculum and instruction provided to identified TAG students must address their accelerated rate of learning and their advanced level of learning as determined by assessments.