• Do you know a student who exhibits the following 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

    That student may be identified as Talented & 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.

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