• GATE Testing 

    Testing for grades 1-12 has been completed for the 2017-2018 school year. The Kindergarten screening window is currently open and will close March 22, 2018. Students who are recommended will be notified by the campus GATE Specialist and testing will be conducted on campus. 

    Student Assessments

    Students are identified for the Duncanville Independent School District Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program through a four-stage process:






    In order to qualify for GATE, student nominees are required to demonstrate above-average performance in at least Three of the following Five areas:

    • Verbal Ability 
    • Intellectual Ability 
    • Nonverbal Ability
    • Academic performance (Mathematics and English Language Arts)
    • Teacher Observation Survey



    Transfer students are to have their records reviewed by the Campus Screening Committee within 30 days of enrollment. Previously identified students with comparable test scores are eligible for identification as gifted and talented, or temporary placement by the Screening Committee. Transfer students that do not have comparable qualifying test scores are subject to nomination and placement in GATE program within a semester of the time of their registration. 



    The Duncanville ISD policy related to furlough allows for students to have a leave of absence from the GATE program services for specified reasons and for a certain period of time without being exited. Furloughs are considered on a case-by-case basis.