The goal for the educational services
for students identified as talented and gifted is to challenge,
enrich and accelerate each student, as well as encourage
self-development and respect for oneself and their world. Parkrose
School District has an open nomination process to identify students
who are talented or gifted. Parents, school staff, or the student can
initiate the nomination process. Eligibility for TAG services follows
the Oregon Department of Education’s guidelines, which identifies
students as intellectually gifted or talented in math or reading
based on performance at the 97th percentile, or top 3% on
a nationally standardized test. Additional evidence based on
observation, work samples, parent and student input is also part of
determining eligibility for TAG. In addition to individual
nomination, Parkrose School District screens all second and sixth
grade students in an effort to identify TAG students.
Once a student is identified, a TAG Education Plan is developed with input from the parent, the teacher, the TAG Coordinator at the school, and the student. This plan addresses the individual student’s rate and level of learning. Services for students identified as talented and gifted will vary depending on the learning needs of the individual student. Multiple strategies will be used to tailor learning experiences for each TAG learner with differentiated instruction being the primary model used. Within the differentiated instruction model, strategies such as tiered assignments, curriculum compacting, learning contracts and independent projects will be used. In addition, flexible grouping, acceleration, enrichment activities, interdisciplinary curriculum and research projects may be used.
To learn more about Talented and Gifted Services, contact Kathy Keim-
Robinson, Director of Student Services at 503-408-2118, or contact the TAG Coordinator at your child’s school.
The Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted (OATAG)
provides resource information for parents, students and teachers and also supports a yearly conferencing addressing the education of TAG students in Oregon.
The American Association for Gifted Children
is the nation’s most established advocacy organization for gifted children.
The Hoagies Gifted Education
page provides general information and resources for families and educators.
TAG Resources for Parents and Guardians