• District TAG Office Hours: at the beginning of each quarter from 6:00-6:30pm. Office hours will be followed by the TAG Advisory Committee meeting from 6:30-8:30pm.

    Dates for 2023-2024: September 14, December 7, March 7, June 6

    Join meetings virtually
    Google Link for Family Office Hours with the TAG Office

    Frequently Asked Questions
    A list of questions and answers from past meetings.

    Talented and Gifted Information
    What is Talented and Gifted?
    “Talented and gifted children” means those children who require special educational programs or services, or both, beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society and who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential in one or more of the following areas: (a) General intellectual ability as commonly measured by measures of intelligence and aptitude. (b) Unusual academic ability in one or more academic areas. (c) Creative ability in using original or nontraditional methods in thinking and producing. (d) Leadership ability in motivating the performance of others either in educational or noneducational settings. (e) Ability in the visual or performing arts, such as dance, music or art. [1959 c.528 §2; 1963 c.570 §22; 1965 c.100 §409; 1971 c.613 §2; 1979 c.385 §2; 1987 c.335 §1; 2011 c.440 §2] (Oregon Department of Education, 2012)

    How do I refer my child for TAG?

    • There are three areas that PPS currently assesses for: intellectual giftedness, talent in mathematics, and/or talent in reading. Starting in 2023-2024, the first round of TAG referrals for grades 3-9 will be data driven using Spring (OSAS) and fall MAP assessment data. Teachers will be notified to provide additional classroom data to build a portfolio of evidence which will be used to complete the referral process. Families will be notified for consent to identify their child as TAG.
    • Families can also refer students for TAG after the first round of referrals is complete. 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 1, 2023. Students can be referred for math, reading and intellectual ability. Referred students may need to take additional assessments which will be scheduled starting in January 2024.

    • 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 additional information, please visit the website for the Office of Talented and Gifted Education, www.pps.net/tag.