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.
2nd Grade AND 3rd Grade Universal NNAT -
Portland Public Schools is testing every second grader in the district to screen for students who have high reasoning and problem-solving abilities. For the 2021-22 school year, we will also assess all third grade students due to the fact that they were unable to be tested as second graders during distance learning. 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 third grade and higher who are interested in testing for academic achievement in reading and math. Students in grades K-2 will be given the MAP 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.