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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 school 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.

 2024-2025 Testing Windows







Due by

Notification of

Testing Date(s)



Window 1

August 5-16

May 1

July 19

August 1

August 30

Window 2

November 12-22

August 30

October 24

November 8

December 11

Window 3

February 24-March 7

December 11

February 7

February 20

March 31


Gifted Testing Application

Learn more about Gifted Programs

Kyrene Gifted Programs FAQ

Gifted Options by Grade Level


Gifted Testing FAQ