Talented and Gifted (TAG)
"A gifted person is someone who shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression: intellectual, math, or reading."
Click here to view the Ainsworth presentation shown at Back to School Night (2016).
If you have any questions about TAG at Ainsworth, your first contact should be with your child's teacher. They are ready and willing to answer your academic questions concerning your child. If you have questions that are not addressed here please contact Grace Casale.
TAG Facilitator: Grace Casale, Assistant Principal | 503-916-6288 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent TAG Group Contact: Kevin Stone | email@example.com
TAG Nomination Process
Please click the link above titled Updated TAG Information for 2016-17 to find more detailed information about the TAG Identification Process.
TAG Nominations: Due to classroom teachers before Nov. 17, 2016
Teachers or Parents can submit an IDPF form to nominate a student for TAG.
TAG Testing Window: TBD
ONLY students who had completed IDPF forms given to classroom teachers by November 17th will be tested.
TAG testing will be done at Ainsworth. If you nominated your child, please make sure he/she is present on all days of the testing window.
TAG Testing results: Spring 2017
The PPS District TAG department will mail letters to the homes of all students who were TAG tested with their identifications.
Important TAG Forms
Cover Letter for IDPF Nomination - please read before nominating your child for TAG
Nomination Form (IDPF) - due to classroom teachers before Nov. 17th
Parent/Student Survey - to be given to your child's teacher in the fall for TAG identified students
Verification Form - to be completed at conferences with parents/teachers of TAG identified students
Individualized TAG Plan Request Form - can be submitted any time to your child's teacher
Resources for Parents
John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: On-line Classes: http://cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline/courses/index.html
National Society for Gifted and Talented: http://www.nsgt.org/
National Association of Gifted Children: http://www.nagc.org/
Saturday Academy: http://www.saturdayacademy.org
Portland Public Schools TAG: https://www.pps.net/tag