Talented and Gifted FAQs

  • 1. What is TAG?

  • 2. What are the attributes of TAG students?

  • 3. How can I recognize if my child is potentially a TAG student?

  • 4. How is a child nominated for TAG?

  • 5. Are all children screened for TAG?

  • 6. Are second grade students screened for TAG?

  • 7. What can I do if my child’s teacher doesn’t think my child is likely to be TAG, but I do?

  • 8. What types of tests are given to screen for TAG?

  • 9. Once my child is identified, will they be retested in the future?

  • 10. If my child is already TAG in one subject area, may I request additional testing in an area that they have not already qualified?

  • 11. What areas can a child be identified as TAG in PPS?

  • 12. What are the qualifying scores for TAG?

  • 13. Do schools receive scores of students who have qualified or are potentially a good candidate for TAG?

  • 14. What should I realistically expect once my child is identified as TAG?

  • 15. What does “rate of learning” mean?

  • 16. What does “level of learning” mean?

  • 17. Will my child be grouped with other TAG students?

  • 18. How is TAG implemented in elementary and K-8 schools?

  • 19. How is TAG implemented in middle schools?

  • 20. How is TAG implemented in high schools?

  • 21. What is acceleration?

  • 22. What is ability grouping?

  • 23. What is differentiation?

  • 24. How will I know if my child is being instructed at the right rate and level?

  • 25. What should I do if I feel my child is not being instructed at the right rate and level?

  • 26. There aren’t very many TAG students at my child’s school. How can the school best meet my child’s needs?

  • 27. What about the schools that have historically underserved populations?

  • 28. How can I request that my child skip a grade?

  • 29. Which schools or programs provide the most support for TAG students?

  • 30. How can parents be involved in TAG at the school level?

  • 31. How can parents be involved in TAG at the district level?

  • 31. What resources are available for TAG families to learn more about TAG?

  • 32. What resources are available for TAG families to meet each other?

  • 33. Who is my contact at the school regarding TAG questions and TAG resources?