TAG: Enrichment Courses
Services: At Kennedy Middle School, our goal is to provide services that will meet the diverse needs of our students. Students identified as TAG receive instruction at their rate and level. Instruction may include enrichment, acceleration, independent study or curriculum compacting.
TAG Identification Criteria: The State of Oregon TAG mandate requires identification of both intellectually gifted and academically talented students. Academically talented is defined as a student who can demonstrate the ability to consistently perform at or above the 97th percentile on standardized achievement tests in reading and/or mathematics. Intellectually gifted is defined as a student who exhibits the ability to reason and use information in unusual ways. These students score at or above the 97th percentile on tests of intellectual ability. The State of Oregon has established guidelines for TAG identification and eligibility. These include multiple assessment measures in order to provide the most appropriate services that will allow students to achieve at levels commensurate with their abilities.
Youth Enrichment and Talented and Gifted Programs offered by the UO College of Education.