Clovis Unified has developed specific criteria for identifying a small number of students whose
outstanding capabilities require qualitatively differentiated curriculum. The GATE evaluation process
may include consideration of achievement test scores as well as a scholastic aptitude test administered
by GATE personnel. This aptitude test measures a student’s ability to solve problems requiring
reasoning with words, numbers and shapes. We try to make this test a natural part of the student’s
school day, without special preparation, to get a realistic sample of the student’s thinking without undue
If your son/daughter meets the criteria for GATE certification, he/she will be eligible for admission into
the program. You will then receive more information about the GATE program at your child’s school.