Gifted assessments are required for admission to a gifted program such as Westmount Charter School (WCS) or the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE). The criteria for giftedness consists of an IQ score of 130 (plus or minus five). A gifted assessment involves:
A 30-45 minute consultation with parents to discuss background information and to obtain consent for the assessment.
Initial consultation will be followed by one-and-a-half to two hours of testing to administer an intellectual assessment (e.g., WPPSI-IV, WISC-V).
If applying to the GATE program, an achievement test (e.g., KTEA, WAIT-III) will be conducted.
A follow-up meeting will be booked within one week of assessment to discuss results and provide reports to parents if the child is gifted.