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  • OATAG is Proud to Announce the 2015 Winner of the
    OATAG Young Scholar Award
    Agustin Montes of Portland, Oregon
    Agustin is a 5th grader at ACCESS Academy, a Portland Public School
    Read the Press Release Here

  • "A Different Drummer"

    The current issue (Winter 2015) is available

    to OATAG Members Only

  • SOAR (Seeking Opportunities And Resources)
    2015 SENG Annual Conference
    July 24-26, Denver, Colorado
    Early Bird registration Ends May 31st 2015
    Visit SENG Web Site for more information

  • Educator Specialization in TAG Approved by TSPC
    On January 29, 2015, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) approved a specialization in Talented and Gifted Education.
    Visit the "Information for Educators" page for more information

  • NAGC invites you to participate in
    "Differentiating Content and Instruction for High-Ability Learners:
    Using the CCSS or NGSS"

    The first six-week online course on the new NAGC Learning Portal
  • House Bill 2815
    Relating to funding for talented and gifted children; declaring an emergency

    Representative Julie Parrish has introduced House Bill 2815 which will provide substantial funding for Talented and Gifted (TAG) students. To read Margaret DeLacy, OATAG's VP and Chair of the Government Relations Committee, comments on this visit the OATAG in Action or Resources/Government Relations, section of the web site.

The OATAG Mission Statement:

  • OATAG advocates for the needs of talented and gifted children;
  • serves as a resource for families, educators, and communities;
  • provides direction for excellence in education.

Do you know a child who exhibits these traits?


  • 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 intense and sustained interests; transfers learning to new situations
  • Exhibits an early moral concern; is empathetic
  • Is nonconforming; risk-taking; independent
  • Has broad and varied interests; at times simultaneously
  • 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 Talented And Gifted?

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.

For More Information contact your school's TAG Coordinator or psychologist or OATAG

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Upcoming events

24 Jul 2015 • Denver, CO
16 Oct 2015 • Hotel Murano, Tacoma Washington

OATAG's Yahoo Group Listserv
  The OATAG listserv aids in the statewide communication relating to Talented and Gifted issues in Oregon.  While we sponsor and moderate the message board, the post contained therein are written by individuals.  As such, the opinions and statements contained therein do not necessarily reflect the official position of OATAG.
  If you are interested and wish to join the listserve please send a message using the link at the top of the page.

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