• Placement:

    Students who score a the 97th percentile on an the Cognitive Abilities Test (Or another approved test) will be placed in the appropriate program. The test has three areas (verbal, quantitative, and spacial thinking). Students scoring at the 95th percentile in verbal or quantitative will be placed on a provisional basis.


    Students currently enrolled in a Deer Valley school have the opportunity to be tested for gifted identification at their home school three times a year. Spring  testing will be held at Copper Creek February/March. This testing is for placement for the next school year. The majority of testing is done at this time. Classroom teachers will have information regarding testing. Please note: Student may only be tested once during a 12 month period.

Testing Dates

  • The next will take place during the Winter session.  
    Testing Takes place each school year:
    Fall - A few weeks after the beginning of the school year.
    Winter - End of January/Beginning of February (this will be our large testing block for the next school year)
    Spring - Week of April 29th (this will catch any students missed in winter)
    Please discuss testing with your child's teacher
    Summer Testing is available at the District office for a Fee
    Please contact teacher regarding Testing or e-mail