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Initiating a GATE Referral for identification in all categories
Students must be enrolled in LAUSD schools.
Independent charter schools must be approved by the District and must be within LAUSD boundaries.



The school screening committee will decide if there is enough supporting evidence to proceed with referral
Testing is not guaranteed and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Affiliated and independent charter schools may refer students through the fee-for-service process.

Regarding: Requesting Reassessment for Intellectual Testing

Notes: Parents must write a letter of rationale explaining why the first test was not valid. 

If the principal deems the rationale is valid, the letter, the reassessment form, and supporting evidence will be submitted to GATE Office for final approval.

Regarding: Student placement/clustering

Notes: Clusters of 5–8 gifted students in Elementary and 15–25 in Secondary is recommended 

Regarding: Concerns regarding instruction 

Notes: Differentiated instruction for gifted learners should include depth, complexity, acceleration and novelty at minimum (per CA GATE Standards)




General GATE questions regarding identification, referrals, GATE instruction, parent workshops/conference, etc. 

Schools for Advanced Studies application procedures

Conservatory of Fine Arts

Intellectual test results/confirmation of GATE Status

Family Education Rights and Privacy  Act—In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, parents or guardians may receive a copy of their child’s intelligence test results via written request. Click here for more information and to access the form.