Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Talented and Gifted (TAG), or good old G&T. These are common names for education programs designed for students who are especially gifted and or talented. Gifted children have demonstrated an ability significantly above the average. Many parents want their kids to get into a GATE program with the goal of being exposed to better programs of study.
Schools produce GATE tests to determine if a student is indeed above the average. The fun thing about these tests is they all can be studied for and studying is a sure way to improve a score on the test. A student can score significantly above the average if he or she has the motivation to study and make it happen.
This is where we come in. Polemics Academy has produced a ton of prep material to train for Gifted & Talented tests. We have iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. We’ve got books on Amazon. We’ve got a newsletter and free worksheets. We’ve even got a video lecture course with no less than 7 hours of video.
Before we continue talking about Gifted & Talented here is our links to the practice exams and study materials. Pick the test, and you’ll find a block of information followed by a list of materials by grade:
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) – If you have one test to study from, make it the CogAT. This one has 9 sections and covers verbal (language), non-verbal (pictures), and quantitative (math). A little bit of everything there.
Naglieri Non-Verbal Assessment Test (NNAT) – NNAT2 or NNAT3 are currently in use. The 2 and 3 represent the edition. Both tests have the same question types. Studying for one works for both. The NNAT test is a visual only exam and is only 30 minutes in length.
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) – Our third most curated G&T screening test. The OLSAT has 5 question types with a big visual component.