Private Gifted Testing
The CogAT assessment, used for gifted identification in DVUSD, can only be administered to a student once per calendar year. Parents/Guardians are able to seek outside/private testing, that utilizes other tests, for gifted identification should they choose. If you feel that your child would benefit from outside, one-on-one testing, you may have your child tested by a private, licensed psychologist. There are many licensed psychologists in the north valley area who can provide this service. If you decide to look into this, please make sure that:
- The psychologist is licensed
- The test used is approved by the state of Arizona
- The test results show your child’s normed percentile score in all three areas of Verbal, Quantitative, & Nonverbal
- You are prepared to pay all of the fees associated with private testing. DVUSD is not responsible for fees associated with private testing. The cost also varies, so you may want to contact a couple of different offices.
If/when you have scores from a psychologist, please email them to email@example.com for review.
Parents are able to choose any licensed psychologist. The ones listed below are able to provide gifted identification testing, most have volunteered at our parent events, and are located in the north valley.
RECOMMENDED LIST OF GIFTED TESTING PROVIDERS
Beljan Psychological Services
CENTER Psychology & Consulting
Arizona Child Psychology
The Nicholls Group
The Serin Center
The Reuter Center
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Simply Psychology, LLC
Dr. Dawn Byrd
Dr. Sarah Bald
There is also a list of psychologists that the AAGT recommends. Az Association of Gifted And Talented List of Testers (PDF)
***If you are a licensed psychologist who would like to be add to our webpage, please email Gifted Services.