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.
Committee on Student Success
If you are concerned about the lack of funding and services for TAG students now is the time to make your voice heard.
The Oregon Legislature Joint Committee on Student Success is meeting around the state to hear from citizens about their views on public education. Information about the committee, including meeting agendas, is here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017I1/Committees/JCSS/Overview
This committee is considering how to improve student success and includes making a budget proposal. The success of TAG students in Oregon depends on your participation in this process.
There are two meetings scheduled in April and include an opportunity for public testimony. There is also an option for written testimony for anyone who is unable to attend the meetings.
April 24 – Baker High School
April 25 – Hermiston High School
April 26 – Field trip in Arlington (No public hearing)
2018 Young Scholar Award Winner Announced
This award recognizes excellence in young students.
The chosen recipient will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to a summer program of their choice.
Election Results for Directors and Board
November 4, 2017
OATAG advocates for the needs of talented and gifted children, serves as a resource for families, educators, and communities, and provides direction for excellence in education.
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