Usually around this time of year we begin to talk about our Gifted and Talented Education Program or GATE with our 3rd grade families. Burbank Unified School District does a “Universal Screening” for all of our 3rd graders to see if they might benefit from GATE services. We also test any 4th & 5th grade students that have been recommended by teachers or parents.
This year, as you know, is presenting some challenges to our regular procedure due to COVID. Our regular procedure allows for in-person testing, which is not possible at this time. Attached you will find a video explaining our procedure and the changes we are implementing for this year. Resources for learning about giftedness in general are also attached.
I hope you find this useful. Please feel free to reach out to me should you have any additional questions.