Gifted and Talented Education

Roseville City School District

Gifted and Talented Education Identification

Gifted and Talented Education, 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 is to identify and serve gifted students.  We provide rigorous instructional learning opportunities based on grade level standards.  It is our goal 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 does GATE identification provide?

Students who are GATE identified 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.

2023-2024 GATE Identification

GATE identification testing for the 2023-24 school year will take place in January 2023.  The GATE identification test will be administered at your student’s school site and is available for students currently in 3rd – 7th grade.  

If you are interested in having your student take the OLSAT for GATE identification, please complete the GATE Parent Permission Form (see link below) no later than Friday, October 28, 2022, by 4:00pm.

GATE Parent Permission Form (Form will be available beginning Friday, October 7, 2022.)

If you complete and submit the form by October 28, you will be notified of your student’s scheduled testing day and time on or before Friday, December 16, 2022.

Contact Kristen Desimone at or 916-771-1600, ext. 50129 with questions.

Please note:  Students who are currently GATE identified do not need to test again.