Gifted Identification Testing -
Children must be at least 5 years old, and currently be in or have completed Kindergarten, in order to participate in our school and district identification testing. DVUSD is not currently providing gifted identification testing for children for preschool, prekindergarten, or entry into Kindergarten. If you would like your child tested before the spring of their kindergarten year, you may look into having them tested privately by a licensed psychologist using a test approved by the state of Arizona. Parents are responsible for all costs associated with private testing. Information on Private Identification Testing (PDF)
Kindergarten Screening - NEW!
Starting in the spring of 2020, DVUSD Gifted Services will be offering a screening for temperary placement into Gifted Services in our Gifted Cluster and Bright Child Kindergarten progrms. This will be to identify students with potential and place them provisionally for one year. (They will have to test with our identification test at the end of Kindergarten to continue in gifted services after their Kindergarten year.) More information posting this fall.
Early Entry Testing for Kindergarten & First Grade -
Deer Valley does offer Early Entrance testing for Kindergarten and First Grade. This is not gifted identification testing, but testing that can allow a child to move into a higher grade than their peers. More information on this can be found on the link below.