Roseville City School District

G.A.T.E. Gifted and Talented Education Program

Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) 


What is GATE?

Gifted and Talented Education, otherwise known as the GATE program, provides differentiated curriculum and instructional services to students who are identified as having abilities and/or potential for high performance.

The mission of the Roseville City School District’s Gifted and Talented Education Program is to identify and serve identified gifted students from all represented groups in the District. Through highly motivating self-contained classrooms and appropriate placement in classroom clusters, we provide instruction rich in learning opportunities based on grade level standards extended by depth, complexity and acceleration. It is the goal of this program to provide all students we serve with the tools necessary to reach their full academic and personal potential.

How are students identified as GATE?

Roseville City School District’s GATE identification process is based on the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT).  The OLSAT measures verbal comprehension, verbal reasoning, pictorial reasoning, figural reasoning, and quantitative reasoning and is used as one measurement to assess student GATE candidacy.

What services to GATE students receive?

Students receiving GATE services are provided a differentiated curriculum that may include extension activities, advanced literature review, independent investigations, enrichment support, and project development. Multiple opportunities are provided for acceleration, depth, and complexity in the core subject areas.

Currently our GATE students have the opportunity to participate in various community and after school enrichment classes.  Some of the classes available include:

  • Partnership with ReCreate to provide after school opportunities at various school sites throughout the 2017-18 school year.
*These classes focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) related content and enrichment.


2018-19 GATE Identification


**The GATE identification testing for the 2018-19 school year has been completed.  Please check this website page in Fall of 2018 for testing dates for the 2019-2020 school year.


The 2018-2019 school year GATE identification test will be administered at the District Office for students currently in 2nd-7th grade.  The students will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, OLSAT, that tests abstract thinking and reasoning ability.  Students must attend one of the testing dates on the OLSAT Parent Permission Form in order to complete the testing by the district.    All forms must be returned to the District Office by January 5, 2018 if you would like your student tested. There are no exceptions as materials are ordered based on the number of returned forms.