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Identification & Screening

Identification & Screening Overview

Understanding Gifted Characteristics

TAG Identification Process

  • Universal Testing of grades 1, 2, and 4
  • New registrant Testing of grades 3 and 5
  • Teacher and Parent Nominations

Important Kingsford TAG Identification and Screening Dates

September 5th  

PGCPS Teacher and Self (student) Nomination window Grades 3 and 5

All 1st, 4th and 2-5 new PGCPS students will automatically be screened. 

September 5th - October 1st 

AP 5111.11 Early Entrance to First Grade Observation Window

October 1st - 20th 

AP 5111.11 Early Entrance to First Grade  Test request Window 

October 20th

All new 3-5th graders to PGCPS screened using the COGAT.  

November 1st - 3rd  

All First Graders will be screened using the OLSAT - Universal Testing 

November 5th 

Application for TAG Screening of private school students . Visit for more details. 

November 16th 

AP5111.11 Early Entrance into First Grade paperwork due to the PGCPS TAG Office 

December 8th - 21st

All 4th grade students will be screened for TAG using the online Cogat Assessment

December 15th

Lottery Application window opens- for more details.

January 14th 

Deadline for all TAG testing. No testing will take place after this date

January TBD

Private  School/Homeschool  TAG Testing - no walk ins 


February 15th

Deadline for Mrs. Mullennix to submit all TAG screening paperwork to the TAG Office. (students nominated by parents, teachers, and universal testing)

March 23rd

Lottery Application Deadline