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Gifted and Talented Tests

What are Gifted and Talented Tests?

Gifted and Talented tests can be referred to under a plethora of different names – G/T, TAG, GATE, Gifted/Talented Education – but no matter what you choose to call them, the implications for parents remains the same. Your child may soon be tested and it feels like their educational future is being determined solely off of one test. Besides preparing your child for the biggest test of their young educational career, there are also applications and deadlines to deal with. Luckily, can help guide you through the process.

If your child is being tested, it’s important to figure out what test will be given and when it will be. This will have a heavy impact on how you will go about preparing for the test. Common tests include:

Many of these tests cover similar concepts – such as verbal and nonverbal reasoning – but the question formats between the tests can vary significantly. For the best possible results, it’s important to tailor the preparation process to the specific test your child will be taking. In addition, you will want to go about the preparation process differently depending on the age of your child. Below, you can find prep tips for both older and younger children.

Do you have prep for the G&T Test?

There are many tests used for G&T (Gifted and Talented) programs. Regrettably we do not know the specific test for many districts, so we do recommend you reach out to your district to get information regarding the test used. If they will not provide the test name, they may describe the test. With over 30 tests used Worldwide, it is impossible to prep without some guidelines regarding at least the type of test to be used. (Abilities, Achievement, Intelligence Scales/IQ) Please get back to us with the information they do provide so we can guide you accurately.

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Tips for Younger Children, who are Testing for the First Time

  • Avoid the “T” word when preparing! When doing test prep activities, call what you’re doing “brain games,” “special homework,” “puzzles” or something fun and motivating to your child. You want to take all the stress out of your preparation and (in most cases) it helps to avoid the word “test.” Here’s the only exception – some parents have had good luck telling their children that the “special work” they were doing was to prepare for “The Future Scientists of America Test” or for “The Princess Test” (or whatever your child aspires to be when she grows up). When it comes to explaining what he will be doing on “Test Day,” you can say something like this: “You’re going to be meeting with a special teacher who wants to know everything a 4-year-old knows. She’s very nice and loves little kids, just like your teacher Mrs. Jones. So just go in there and show her everything 4-year-olds like you know, and you’ll do great. Do your very best to show her how smart 4-year-olds are!”
  • Keep your test prep fun and playful. Anything you can do to make your test prep feel like a game to your child will motivate her to prepare!
  • Mix up your test prep activities. This tip goes hand-in-hand with the tip above. Young children have a hard time focusing and paying attention to printed practice questions or workbooks. If your child starts to lose interest working through questions, switch over to one of our online games that is designed for the test you are preparing for. By moving to different prep activities, your child will strengthen his focusing skills (see next tip!), build up his test stamina, and have fun at the same time.
  • Work on focusing skills. Early childhood tests can take as long as an hour. That’s a long time for a little one to pay attention. To help your child focus, time how long she can focus during your first practice session using a fun egg timer. Then, the next time you prep, tell your child, “Yesterday you paid attention for 15 minutes. Today, let’s see if you can focus for 18 minutes.” Allow your child to set the timer. If she can pay attention for the full 18 minutes, give her a small reward like a sticker or temporary tattoo. The next day, let her set the timer for a longer session. Each day, increase the time you work together until your child is able to do test prep activities (which can be varied) for 45 minutes to 1 hour!
  • Work on listening skills. Most early childhood tests have questions that are read aloud to children – then, the child must choose the picture that answers the question. For most tests, the questions can only be read aloud once. Kids must listen to what is being asked, remember the question, and then choose an answer. When you first start preparing, tell your child to “Put on your listening ears” before you ask a practice question – be sure they are “prepared to listen” before you ask the question.

Tips for older Children Taking Gifted and Talented Tests

  • Tap into your child’s own motivation to get into the gifted program or private school. With younger kids, we rarely tell them that they are practicing to take an important test. We don’t want to stress them out, and for very young kids, they can’t process the importance of doing well on a test that will get them admitted to a better school program. It’s different with older kids. Often, they are coming from a place of being bored in their classroom. Or they have a friend or older sibling who is already in a gifted program or private school that they want to join. If this is the case, your child is old enough to understand that practicing the types of questions that she may see on a group intelligence or achievement test can help them do better and can get them into the program they want. If your child wants to get into the program, it will be easier to motivate her to do the practice questions that will help her excel.
  • Make sure your child practices each type of question he’ll see on the test. Most tests are comprised of a number of different subtests – each with a different type of question – that make up the whole test. When doing practice questions, make sure your child gets experience with each type of question that will be on the test. This way, he won’t need to spend valuable time during the test itself trying to figure out what he’s being asked to do.
  • Help your child avoid some of the most common mistakes in test-taking. For example, kids rush through the questions, they don’t consider all answer choices, they don’t eliminate absolutely wrong answers before they guess, they skip questions that are too hard, they lose focus, they don’t read directions, and more. Your child will lose valuable points if she makes these common mistakes, and they can be avoided if you gently correct your child when she makes them during practice.
  • Start with questions that are too easy for your child, then do grade level, then do one grade ahead. No matter what grade your child is in, always start with questions that are too easy for him – at least one or two grade levels below your child’s grade if possible. This will give your child confidence that he can handle the questions. Let your child work up to grade level and then go at least one grade level ahead if he can do these questions without frustration. Often questions build on concepts introduced in easier questions, so doing this helps kids handle the tougher questions more readily.
  • Practice Filling Out a Bubble Sheet. As kids get older, they are required to fill out separate bubble sheets when they take important tests. Give your child practice ahead of time. Kids lose points if they don’t fill bubbles in correctly, or if they lose track of the question they are on and fill in the wrong bubble. Sometimes kids spend so much time filling in bubbles perfectly that they lose test-taking time – and these tests are timed!
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hi there,
I am California mom my kid is in 3 rd grade here he has to go for GATE testing in December or January time they said this test include Verbal ( they give series of words then they need to find the 4 th word based on first 2 words relation or vocabulary), nonverbal (I don’t know what type ) and quantitative.( patterns, ( number or word) cutting shapes and turning them which shapes come next that type of questions). it may include all kinds of question to test their IQ. IT may include CoaAT, OLSAT, NNAT…….etc)
I didn’t understand in your website which one suits for this upcoming test. My kid needs more help in verbal and non verbal side. please help me to choose the correct the preparation for my kid.
I really need your expert advice here I know you must have helped many moms like me from California. here they call GATE TEST they administer in 3 rd grade. please help to find the correct one for my kid.

Hi Everyone,
I am too from California.i didn’t know what the gifted and talented program called in California.i googled and found out that it’s called GATE.But in this site I don’t see that test.i will be thankful if anybody can help


I’m not sure where in California you are — we have general information here: If you are in Los Angeles, you can check out


Hi: my daugther was given the Kauffman KIBT, but I do not see anything here to help her prepare better, we live in Florida and it is to be accepted into the gifted program at her school.
What do you recommend?

For the NYC Gifted and Talented test level A (entering K), will my child be expected to fill out the bubble?

Nope! The child will have to point only 🙂

Satish Shah

My grand son is GT student with HCPSS Maryland.He is to join grade 6.

Which of your distance learning programme is best suited? We will ask him to join.

He has very good record of studies passing Gr 5 scoring beyond expectations in all subjects.

Kindly guide for his carrier development suggesting right coarse .

Hi Satish,

A member of our parent success team will e-mail you. A lot depends on his abilities and where he is at. They can help guide you down the right path 😀

Hi, My daughter is attending 3rd grade in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Please suggest the course she needs to choose to prepare for the gifted education program in Georgia.

My Son is going to Give TAG for 2nd grade for Round Rock ISD School in Round rock,TX . Please help me to choose which Testing papers we should practise and best for the test prep. TIA!

Thank you for reaching out to us! RRISD does not release the names of the test(s) they use. However, in the 2018/19 school year, on day 1, they administered the CogAT and NNAT, along with additional non-verbal questions. On day 2, they administered the ITBS, with questions in math, reading, science and social studies! The student was in the 5th grade.

Hope this helps!


Can you help me with the science because I have gifted talent 1/26/20

We do have resources for Science with a paid membership. We cover an academic achievement test called the Iowa Assessments that has science questions through the 3rd grade. For higher grades (4th – 8th) we provide access to other websites with your paid membership that can also help!

All the best,


I am from Pennsylvania .my son is in first grade .i would like him to be tested for gifted support .My question was …Do i have to reach out to the school for the test ? Does the teacher pick the students on her own .

Thank you for reaching out to us!

Each school district is a little different when it comes to testing for their gifted and talented program. Many schools do screen all students, but I would recommend reaching out to your son’s teacher for additional information.

All the best,


I need help with gifted what is it about puzzle

I want to know whether we have a sample test paper for TAG (talented and Gifted ) test for Georgia for 4 th grade?


There are so many different test. My little kid is at Round Rock ISD Kindergarten, preparing the TAG. Do you know which test is best suit to her school district at her level?

Cogat, OLSAT or NNAT?


It looks like the CogAT is one of multiple tests Round Rock administers.
If you email or call us at 877-609-6203 they may be able to provide you with more info.

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