Gifted Testing Information
Gifted students are defined as those who score at or above the 97th percentile on any test for gifted identification approved by the Arizona State Board of Education. Children may qualify in one or more of three areas—verbal reasoning, quantitative (math) reasoning, and nonverbal reasoning.
Non-identified students may only test once during each calendar year and up to three times total in grades K through 8. Referrals for gifted testing for children from kindergarten through eighth grade come from teachers, parents, and students. Students that have been previously identified as gifted will not be retested.
Students who have been tested independently, in other districts, or in other states may automatically qualify for gifted services in Kyrene. A list of Arizona approved gifted tests are listed HERE. To submit results for review, please submit gifted identification paperwork to the school office.
Kyrene makes group testing available for students at their school site three times per year. The test will be proctored at your child's school during the school day.
Due to COVID-19, gifted testing dates and processes were changed to ensure a safe and appropriate test environment.
The window for testing and notification of results will be extended and are reflected below.
2020-2021 Testing Windows
Testing Dates Applications Open Applications Due by
Notification of Testing Date(s)
Testing Window 1 August 12-21 April 20 July 20 August 10 September 14 Testing Window 2 November 16 - December 15 August 20 October 26 November 12 January 8 Testing Window 3 February 10-19 December 15 January 19 February 5 March 19
If you are interested in having your child tested, please read the information below:
If you have viewed the PowerPoint and spoken with your child's teacher and wish to proceed with the Kyrene School District Gifted Testing Process,
please submit an application between December 15, 2020 – January 19, 2021. A link to the application will be available on this page December 15, 2020.