• TAG Referral Process (Use this link to open a more detailed description) 

    If you are considering referring your child for TAG, start by reaching out to their teacher. They will be able to answer many of your questions about TAG services in the classroom.

    Winter Referral Window opens December 15 (please note the process is delayed due to the strike)

    Winter Referral Update: Referrals submitted by March 22, 2024 will be evaluated this year. If a referral is submitted after that date, it will need to be re-submitted in the 2024-2025 referral cycle.

    If your child has not participated in testing, or you do not receive a notification in the fall, a referral window will open on December 15, 2023. Families that are interested in referring a student will need to meet or chat with the teacher, who will then complete the online referral. Students can be referred for math, reading and/or intellectual ability - each area is a separate referral. Referred students may need to take additional assessments which will be scheduled starting in February 2024. 

    If you have any questions please reach out to the teacher or TAG facilitator at your child's school. The complete list can be found here.

    Data Driven FALL Referrals (please note the process will be delayed due to the strike)

    We already have reading and math assessment data for students in grades 3-9 from state testing in the spring (OSAS) and fall MAP testing. Families will be notified via email in late October if their child shows the potential to be identified. In the notification you will be asked to confirm you want your child evaluated for TAG.

    Grade 2 students will participate in a universal screener for intellectual ability called the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (more information below). Families will be notified via email in late November if their child shows the potential to be identified. In the notification you will be asked to confirm you want your child evaluated for TAG. 

    TAG Referral Process Diagram 

    If you have any questions please reach out to the teacher or TAG facilitator at your child's school. The complete list can be found here.

    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.   

    OSAS and Assessment FAQ

     Charter Schools

    Charter schools will use their own internal system to identify students for TAG, which must include a ‘body of evidence’ that indicates the need for TAG services. Charter Schools independently refer students for TAG evaluation outside the purview of the TAG office, but the criteria for identification must align with state requirements in order for reciprocity to be honored. OAR 581-022-2325 requirements 

    For information regarding Charter Schools please click here.  


      

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