Currently, testing is paused due to Comprehensive Distance Learning. As more guidance is provided by the state, PPS will make decisions on testing.
New to PPS?
If your child has previously been identified in your former school/district, there is the possibility of transferring the identification into PPS. Once the school year has begun, request that your building TAG Facilitator submit a Move-In Transfer Application on behalf of your child. The application will require the original letter indicating identification AND the assessment data used. If the assessment and identification materials submitted are similar to those used by PPS, the PPS TAG Department can grant an immediate transfer of identification. If not previously identified or the documentation submitted does not fit for PPS requirements for a transfer of TAG identification, you can complete a Nomination Form to have your child assessed for a PPS identification.
For Current PPS Students:
TAG Identification & Testing Information
NOMINATION FORMS 2020-2021 - Digital forms are now available from your school. Forms are due to your school by December 4th for possible TAG identification this year. Please contact your school's TAG Facilitator or contact your child's teacher if you would like to nominate your child. The school will provide the digital form unique to your school. Building TAG Facilitators can be found on our website under the "Parent" tab.
*Please see TAG Facilitator at your campus for forms in other languages
2nd Grade Universal NNAT - TBD due to COVID-19
Portland Public Schools is testing every second grader in the district to screen for students who have high reasoning and problem-solving abilities. The NNAT3 (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) is a culture-fair, nonverbal measure of reasoning and problem solving abilities. This test does not require English language skills or mathematics, instead consisting of problems that use a complex set of geometric shapes and designs. The NNAT3 assesses how your child does on things that are new to them.
Please note that the process of TAG nomination for intellectual ability has not changed. All students will be tested in 2nd grade using the NNAT3. A teacher or parent can still request NNAT3 testing for a student at any other time.
OSAS - TBD due to COVID-19
The TAG Department has transitioned to using OSAS and NWEA MAP scores for students in 3rd grade and higher who are interested in testing for academic achievement in reading and math. Students in grades K-2 will still be given the IOWA achievement tests when a teacher or parent requests TAG testing for reading or math achievement.
The PPS TAG department will no longer be TAG testing students that are not attending a Portland Public School. The exception is for a PPS Charter school with TAG specified in their charter. For information regarding Charter's please click here.