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    TAG Identification and Screening

     TAG Identification and Screening Overview

    School Year 2021-2022 

    Talented and Gifted (TAG) Screening Information


    PGCPS students will participate in a universal screening process for gifted and talented identification in Grade 1, 2 and 4.

    New registrants to PGCPS in grades 3 and 5 will be tested.

    Test data is valid for 2 years and TAG Coordinators can screen students using valid assessment data.


    TAG identification is a multiple criteria process including cognitive ability test data, achievement data, teacher checklist of gifted characteristics, and report card grades.

     

    Grade

    The specific Testing Window will be set by the school.

    Cognitive Ability Assessment

    1

    All 1st graders will be tested in November.

    Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) Booklet

    2

    All 2nd graders will be tested in December.

    Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) online

    3

    New registrants to PGCPS in 3rd grade will be tested in October.

    Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) Booklet

    4

    All 4th graders (who are not TAG identified) will be tested in January.

    Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) Booklet

    5

    New registrants to PGCPS in 5th grade will be tested in January.

    Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) Booklet


    TAG Instructional Services

    Students identified for gifted services will participate in the neighborhood school gifted program (Pull-out Program or TAG in the Regular Classroom (TRC) Program). Parents/guardians also have the option of applying to the TAG Center Lottery for participation in a TAG Center Program. The TAG Center School Programs offer a full-day advanced, enriched, and intensive instructional program to meet the unique and specialized needs of highly able students. Specially selected and trained teachers provide instruction. A TAG Center placement depends on a space-availability in accordance with lottery guidelines and program location is based on the student’s address. Lottery applications will be available from January 12, 2022 - March 23, 2022 at https://pgcpsmdc.scriborder.com/