What is a TAG Student?
The Oregon state definition of “talented & gifted” is: Talented and gifted children means those children who require special educational programs or services, or both, beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society and who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential in one or more of the following areas:
(a) General intellectual ability as commonly measured by measures of intelligence and aptitude.
(b) Unusual academic ability in one or more academic areas.
(c) Creative ability in using original or nontraditional methods of thinking and producing.
(d) Leadership ability in motivating the performance of others either in educational or noneducational settings.
(e) Ability in the visual or performing arts, such as dance, music or art.
(Oregon Rev. Stat. 343.395)
Students identified as TAG receive instruction at their rate and level. Instruction may include enrichment, acceleration, independent study, curriculum compacting, etc. Students may also receive services such as pull-out programs, field trips, and other services as available and appropriate.
How TAG Students are Identified & Taught
- Testing Information
- Schedule – Students are tested in the fall
- Types of tests administered – State standardized tests (such as the OAKS), IQ tests, Achievement tests, or through intellectual tests such as the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT).
- Early Entry – Oregon State Law States children must be 5 years old by September 1 to enter Kindergarten, or 6 years old by September 1 to enter First Grade. A student entering school having completed a year in an appropriately accredited school, may not have to comply with the State age requirement to enter First Grade.
- Program and Instruction for Gifted Students
- Differentiated Curriculum Samples – for grades K-12
- Differentiated Instruction Audio Clips – “Setting the Context” – from OPEN
- Differentiation Strategies – audio clips (under one minute each) – from OPEN
- Differentiation Features Checklist – from OPEN
- Differentiation Features – audio clips – from OPEN
- A Different Place – differentiated classroom
- National Association for Gifted and Talented Children (NAGT)
- Glossary of Gifted and Talented Terminology
- Oregon Association of Talented and Gifted
- Identifying Gifted Students (article from NWREL)
- Oregon Department of Ed – Challenging High End Learners
- Oregon Department of Ed Searchable Standards Database
- Oregon Standards Newspaper
- Ms. Powell’s Management Strategies
- Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggins
- Sample Lesson Plans from a TAG Teacher
- Problems and Pitfalls for TAG Children
- Gifted Education Guide for Teachers – from Canada lots of good info here
- “A Different Place” – has LOTS of ideas for working with TAG students, lessons, etc.
- Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom
- Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools TAG Resources (Iowa)
- TAG Brochure
- Glossary of Terms
- RSD TAG FLOWCHART-required forms
- Form #1 Tag Checklist
- Form #2 TAG Referral Form
- Form #3 TAG Program Case Study Form
- Form #4a TAG Interest Inventory
- Form #4b Parent Referral Behavioral Checklist
- Form #4c Required Behavioral Checklist for Teachers
- Form #4d Behavioral Checklist for Teachers MS-HS
- Form #4e Teacher Referral – Optional Behavioral Checklist
- Form #4f Teacher Behavioral Checklist to Indentiry Gifted Underachievers-Optional
- Form #5 Permission to CogAT Test
- Form #6a Parent Notification Letter – Does Qualify
- Form #6b Parent Notification Letter – Does not qualify
- Form #6c PARENT OPTION TO REFUSE PROGRAM
- Form #6d Team Decision Reporting Form
- Completing a PEP Flowchart
- Form #7a TAG PEP Form
- TAG PEP Sample
- TAG PEP Directions
- Form #7b Student Rate and Level Assessment
- Form #7c Determination of Rate and Level Documentation
- Form #7d Differentiated Learning Plan
- Form #7e TAG Independent Study Proposal
- Application for District TAG Funds
- Purchase Request
- TAG Power Point NEW INFO
- CogAT Test Date Confirmation Letter NEW FORM
- TAG Appeals Procedures
- TAG Complaints
- TAG Identification
- TAG Identification of TAG students among Nontypical Populations
- TAG Program
- TAG Programs and Services
- Brain Child: Grades 3-9. Reading & Math tests. Math tests have 24 questions. At the end of the test, feedback is given by strand with percantage, correct answers and study tips. Reading tests students read several passages and answer 12 questions. Test gives with feedback at the end including information on the length of time it took to complete the test, and strand data with study tips and correct answers with reasons given.
- Mr. Nussbaum’s Reading Comprehension Tests – Grades 3-5. Instant feedback.
- Mr. Nussbaum’s Cloze Reading Passages – Grades 2-4.
- San Diego Quick Assessment – Grades 1-11. The student reads short word lists. When a student misses no more than 1/10 words that indicates the level at which he/she can read independently. Two errors indicate his/her instructional level.
- Reading Assessment – Grades 2-10. This is a 15-60 minutes test. It assesses phonics and reading comprehension level. Requires email registration first. Results are emailed.
- Reading Readiness Screening Tool
- Arithmetic Competency Test Online & Pre Algebra Test
- 9th Grade Math Proficiency Test Online (based on Ohio Standards) � sponsored by NASA
- Math Resorces by Glencoe McGraw Hill – for Oregon Teachers
- Impact Math 6th Grade Chapter Tests Impact Math 6th Grade Quizzes
- Impact Math 7th Grade Chapter Tests Impact Math 7th Grade Quizzes
- Impact Math 8th Grade Chapter Tests Impact Math 8th Grade Quizzes
- Everyday Math PreTests – Grades 1-5
- Texas Online Tests in All Major Subject Areas
- “Exit” Reading Test (Texas) Online
- Grade 11 English/Lang Arts Test Online (Texas) Grade 11 Math Test
- Grade 10 English/Lang Arts Test Online (Texas) Grade 10 Math Test
- Grade 9 Reading Test Online (Texas) Grade 9 Math Test
- Grade 8 Reading Test Online (Texas) Grade 8 Math Test
- Grade 7 Reading Test Online (Texas) Grade 7 Math Test
- Grade 6 Reading Test Online (Texas) Grade 6 Math Test
- Grade 5 Reading Test Online (Texas) Grade 5 Math Test
- Grade 4 Reading Test Online (Texas) Grade 4 Math Test
- Grade 3 Reading Test Online (Texas) Grade 3 Math Test
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