What is GATE?
GATE stands for Gifted and Talented Education. In the Conejo Valley Unified School District, students that qualify as Gifted and Talented are clustered together in classes.
At grade levels where there are more than 5 GATE student identified, we cluster students in multiple classes. Within those classes, teachers differentiate the curriculum to better meet the needs of the students. An example might be in reading, where the teacher assigns a particular genre of literature. Once the students have read their book, a book report might be assigned.
The majority of students in the class might write a summary of the story. A few students who struggle in reading comprehension might answer some comprehension questions. GATE student might be asked to write a paper about the author’s intent sighting specific examples for the book. By differentiating the curriculum, the assignment is better tailored to the student’s ability.