Gifted and Talented Education
The CogAT assessment will be administered during the fall testing window from August 28, 2023 through September 1, 2023.
The spring CogAT testing window will be February 12-16, 2024. All forms are due by Friday, February 9, 2024.
Universal NGAT testing for second grade students will be from January 22-26, 2024.
The MUSD Gifted Program’s mission is to offer a broad base of experiences to identified students. By providing a qualitatively differentiated curriculum, this program facilitates the growth of students as independent, life-long learners, with the development of skills, concepts and positive attitudes within the cognitive, emotional and social domains. A major goal of the curriculum should be the teaching and practice of thinking skills at all levels of the hierarchy.
The philosophy of the MUSD Gifted Program is to meet the diversified cognitive, emotional, and social needs of talented and gifted students, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status, or physical ability.
Since there are great differences between students’ abilities, special educational provisions are often necessary for those students whose needs cannot adequately be met through the standard curriculum. This program is intended to create an environment in which deliberate efforts are made to recognize students’ emerging strengths, talents, and interests and then nurture them through appropriate and challenging educational experiences.