Identification

CLICK HERE FOR THE REFERRAL FORM
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPEAL PACKET

Educators may refer students in grades 3-8 for the identification process this year beginning in September, and ending on December 15, 2017.  Screening will begin in January and end in March. No G.A.T.E. assessments will be administered outside of this window. Teachers complete a behavioral rating scale for all students to be referred in grades 3-8.  An exception is made for all 2nd graders who will automatically be assessed.  Parents have the option of not having their child assessed for identification.  Students may qualify in one of any three ways: by assessment only, by consideration of multiple measures, including their assessment performance, or by appeal packet.  These appeal packets are due no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018, to the Souza Center. 

The SMBSD G.A.T.E. Advisory Committee will meet together to review and approve/deny all Appeal Packets submitted after testing.

The official identification process begins with the completion of this Referral Form.  The SMBSD GATE Qualification Flowchart provides a visual of the entire screening process. 

Forms may be submitted electronically (share in Drive or email attachment), via district mail, fax, or in person to the district office. Please direct all forms to the following:

E-mail:  imau@smbsd.net
FAX: (805) 346-8603