GATE Liaison

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    Kristie Starkovich

    Lawrence GATE Liaison

Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)

GATE Mission

  • The mission of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is to provide appropriate, differentiated educational opportunities and auxiliary services for our K-12 students. These opportunities are designed to be commensurate with the students' unique capabilities, individual talents, and creative abilities, and occur within the classroom during the school day.

    Our program will nurture each student's sense of personal worth, encourage students to develop and use their gifts and talents responsibly, and stimulate a love of learning in an atmosphere of cooperation among all students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

GATE Parent Information

  • The Cognitive Abilities Screening Form (CogAT) assessment for the GATE program is a screener comprised of three subtests that provides a composite score. This score does not break down the subtest ability scores (Verbal Analogies, Number Analogies, Figure Matrices), rather it provides an age percentile rank and a grade percentile rank. Raw scores are also provided with the number of items, number attempted and number correct.

    Students qualify in two ways as a GATE identified student; an age percentile rank or by scoring 100% correct of the number of items in any one section. 

    This information is used by teachers and staff to learn more about their students and engage them within the classroom by utilizing differentiated instruction or extended assignments when appropriate. Currently there are no extra curricular activities. field trips or commitees for GATE identified students.