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Qualifying Information

The Tracy Unified School District has developed an identification process that ensures all students (including those from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and/or disabilities) an equal opportunity to be identified and participate in the GATE program.  There are a variety of ways that a student can qualify.  The following are some examples:

GATE Id

High Achiever

For Students Entering 2nd grade

A score at or above the 95th percentile on the NNAT 2.

A score at or above the 95th percentile on the KTEA II.  

 *If the student scores between the 80th-84th percentiles on the NNAT 2 they are eligible to take the KTEA II as a re-test.

 A score between the 85th and 94th percentile on the NNAT 2.  This will be a situational eligibility placement on a space available basis. 

 

For Students Entering 2nd grade

Multiple measures are considered when determining placement:

  • NNAT 2 score
  • TUSD formative assessments
  • Cognitive characteristic checklist

For Students Entering 3rd grade

 

A score at or above the 95th percentile on the NNAT 2.

A score at or above the 95th percentile on the KTEA II.  

*If the student scores between the 80th-84th percentiles on the NNAT 2 they are eligible to take the KTEA II as a re-test.

 A score between the 85th and 94th percentile on the NNAT 2.  This will be a situational eligibility placement on a space available basis. 

 

 

For Students Entering 3rd grade

Multiple measures are considered when determining placement:
  • NNAT 2 score
  • TUSD formative assessments
  • CST scores
  • Cognitive characteristic checklist

For Students Entering 4th-5th grade

A score at or above the 95th percentile on the OLSAT.

A score between the 85th and 94th percentile on the OLSAT.  This will be a situational eligibility placement on a space available basis. 

 An OLSAT score between the 80th - 84th percentiles combined with 2 years of CST scores.  CST scores must be advanced for 2 consecutive years in both Lang/English and Math.

For Students Entering 4th-5th grade

Multiple measures are considered when determining placement:
  • OLSAT score
  • CST scores
  • Cognitive characteristic checklist

For Students Entering 6th-8th grade

A score at or above the 95th percentile on the OLSAT.

For Students Entering 6th-8th grade

 Multiple measures are considered when determining placement:

  • OLSAT score
  • 3 years of advanced CST scores in both Lang/English and Math
  • Current years GPA
  • Cognitive characteristic checklist 

 

  • In addition, if students enter the district after our official GATE assessment dates, they will be assessed (as requested by a teacher).  Students will be placed at their home school for 30 days and then the teacher may request an assessment.
  • Assessments by private licensed psychologists are considered on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Scores must be current within one year of GATE placement.
  • In the case of dispute, appeals may be made to the Director of Student Services, a designee of the Superintendent.  All decisions will be final.

GATE application