Q: What is the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT)?
A: The Naglieri is a nonverbal, nonbiased, culturally neutral assessment of general ability that is ideal for use with a diverse student population. More information here.
Q: Does the NNAT determine giftedness?
A: NO, this test is not to qualify students for the GATE program, rather it is one in many items looked at for identification.
Q: Why do we universally test students?
A: The purpose of this screening process is to cast a wide net and create a pool of students who demonstrate high ability and MAY qualify for GATE. The purpose of this assessment is not to eliminate anyone from the program as every school staff member and/or parent may also refer a student to the GATE program.
Q: How is the test administered?
A: The district GATE Specialist will administer the test to an entire class. To contact the district GATE Specialist please click here.
Q: What happens after the test?
A: Once the test is administer the GATE Specialist will grade the test and record the scores. What happens next truly depends on what score the student receives on the screening test. For information on the identification process please click here.