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Talented and Gifted

Thanks to the Oregon Talented and Gifted Act of 1987, both intellectually gifted and academically talented students in grades K-12 are identified and served by their school district, including Salem-Keizer Public Schools.


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Salem-Keizer Public Schools Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Talented and Gifted Services (TAG)

TAG Mission & Vision

The mission of TAG Services within Salem-Keizer Public Schools is to recognize, identify and provide instructional services that serve the unique strengths and needs of students identified as talented and gifted.

Our vision is to recognize the diversity of the students we serve. We believe that giftedness exists in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups across all genders, and it is our goal to provide appropriate instructional services to create educational opportunities for all students, including those identified as talented and gifted.

Equity Statement

The District recognizes that talents and gifts are present in all student populations, and identification will not be predicated nor predetermined by race, national origin, gender identity, or level of proficiency upon entering our schools.

TAG Services Nomination Windows

For the 2023-24 school year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will group students based on grade levels into nomination windows for consideration of individual testing requests for identification of Talented and Gifted. Testing requests must be submitted during the following nomination window timeframes:

  • K-1st Grade - Nominations will be open for TAG testing January 2-February 23, 2024 
  • 2nd Grade - There will be no nomination for students in 2nd grade for the 2023-24 school year. Instead, all students in this grade level will be given testing between November 6-December 8, 2023, using a nonverbal universal screener chosen by the district.  Parents and guardians will receive notification through ParentSquare with additional information.
  • 3rd-12th Grade - Nominations will be open for TAG testing September 5-November 21, 2023

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TAG Services

Salem-Keizer Public Schools identifies students in the categories of Academic Talents and Intellectual Gifts. 

  • Those identified as Academically Talented have shown specific ability in either reading or math. 
  • Intellectually Gifted students have demonstrated unusual capabilities in mental reasoning.