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.
Register Now ! 2017 Mini Conference
November 4, 2017
1pm to 5pm
Benson High School, Portland
For Parents and Educators. Registration details.
Space is limited.
Election Notice: OATAG is seeking nominations for board positions for this upcoming year. Click here for more information. Nomination of board members and selection of directors will take place at the Annual Meeting on Nov. 4, 2017.
ByLaws Revision: There will be a special meeting to amend the Bylaws. The proposed changes can be viewed here.