IUSD's GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program is designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of advanced learners. IUSD provides GATE cluster for 3rd through 6th grade students. Middle school GATE programs vary from site to site. Teachers of gifted and advanced learners are provided with professional learning specific to meeting the needs of gifted and advanced learners. Curriculum and instruction are designed with more complex ideas and require deeper connections through the core content. Once a student is GATE identified, the placement remains through middle school.
Every school district in California incorporates its own GATE-identification criteria and programs. IUSD uses theMultiple Criteria Measure for identification with all 3rd through 6th grade students. The Multiple Criteria Measure process takes place automatically for all 3rd-6th grade students with each component completed within the school day and over the course of the school year. To qualify, students must score within the top 20% of his/her grade level.
GATE-identification via IUSD's Multiple Criteria Measure for 3rd-6th grades students has been finalized and notification was sent via email on June 14th. Students who were GATE-identified will be automatically placed in the GATE program at their school.