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John Baldwin enriches all our students with a variety of opportunities both during the school day and through our after school enrichment program. Baldwin currently offers before and after school enrichment programs including Breakfast Book Club, Spanish, Black Dragon Chess, Odyessey of the Mind, and Math Olympiad.  New this year is the inclusion of Principal Challenges, STEM Club, and the purchase of the ALEXs math program for all GATE students.

jb GATE parent meeting

We will be holding our annual GATE parent meeting on September 9th, 2019 at 6:00pm in the JB library.  This meeting is for parents of current 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade GATE students.  We will discuss how we will meet the needs of your GATE student, different program options available, and offer you an opportunity to network with the other GATE families. Hope to see you there!

GATE Testing and Identification

Identification and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Information

San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) uses the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) Form 7 to identify students eligible for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. This test consists of three batteries which measure verbal, quantitative and nonverbal abilities. To be considered for SRVUSD GATE identification, a student whose National Age Composite Percentile Rank is at 98 or above is considered. 

Additionally, a student whose National Age Composite Percentile Rank is 97 AND has scored a 99 in ONE of the three areas (Verbal, Quantitative or Non Verbal), will be considered for GATE identification. Our district does not recommend any materials for CogAT preparation. Students are encouraged to take the CogAT with minimal test preparation so that we get an accurate measure of the students' reasoning abilities.

CogAT Testing for Grade 2: All 2nd grade students are administered the CogAT in their classrooms. The Grade 2 CogAT is administered in the last week of February of each school year.

CogAT Testing for Grades 3-4:  Students in grades 3 and 4 who have previously taken the grade 2 CogAT, or are new to SRVUSD may take the CogAT. Parents must register their child to take the test.

CogAT Testing for New Students in Grades 5-7:  students in grades 5-7 who are new to SRVUSD district may take the CogAT.

GATE Links