Talented & Gifted Services

 The Molalla River School district, in collaboration with parents and community members, will recognize and actively support gifted and high potential students so they may achieve academic and personal excellence.

TAG Student Identification

The guidelines for identification and eligibility have been established by Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) which outline the specific requirements for Oregon Talented and Gifted Education.Students can be identified in the following areas:

  • Academically talented in Reading

  • Academically talented in Math

  • Intellectually Gifted

  • Potential to Perform

A student is defined as Academically Talented in math or reading if he or she is able to score at or above the 97th percentile (higher than 97% of the test population) on a total test of academic skill in mathematics or reading. These tests are designed to measure a student's learning in comparison to other students of the same age.

A student is defined as Intellectually Gifted if she or he is able to score at or above the 97th percentile (higher than 97% of the test population) on a test of cognitive (mental) ability. This test is designed to measure how an individual can solve problems that use words,numbers, and shapes. No single test score will be the sole criteria for identification.

Note: Students can be referred for gifted identification eligibility at any time. Student referrals typically begin witha teacher observation period, which may or may not lead to formal testing.  Formal testing, outside of those outlined above, require parent permission. Talented & Gifted identification requires multiple evidence points and eligibility decisions are made by a team. Please contact our TAG Coordinator with questions about this process.

TAG Parent Informational Pamphlet

TAG Identification Flowchart