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Talented & Gifted Services (TAG)

Thanks to the Oregon Talented and Gifted Act of 1987, both intellectually gifted and academically talented students in grades K-12 are identified and served by their school district, including Salem-Keizer Public Schools.


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Salem-Keizer Public Schools Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Talented and Gifted Services (TAG)

TAG Mission & Vision

The mission of TAG Services within Salem-Keizer Public Schools is to recognize, identify and provide instructional services that serve the unique strengths and needs of students identified as talented and gifted.

Our vision is to recognize the diversity of the students we serve. We believe that giftedness exists in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups across all genders, and it is our goal to provide appropriate instructional services to create educational opportunities for all students, including those identified as talented and gifted.

Equity Statement

The District recognizes that talents and gifts are present in all student populations, and identification will not be predicated nor predetermined by race, national origin, gender identity, or level of proficiency upon entering our schools.

TAG Services Nomination Windows

Salem-Keizer Public Schools groups students based on grade levels into nomination windows for consideration of individual testing requests for Talented and Gifted identification. Testing requests must be received during the following nomination window timeframes:

  • Kindergarten-1st Grade - Nominations will be open for TAG testing January 6-February 21, 2025
  • 2nd Grade - Students in this grade level will undergo a nonverbal universal screener chosen by the school district which tests for intellectual giftedness. Administration of this screener will occur in the fall between November 4-Decemeber 13, 2024. No separate nomination window will be available for testing of intellectual giftedness. Students in this grade level will have a nomination window for testing of academic talents in math and/or reading from January 6-February 21, 2025.
  • 3rd-12th Grade - Nominations will be open for TAG testing September 9-November 22, 2024.

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TAG Services

Salem-Keizer Public Schools identifies students in the categories of Academic Talents and Intellectual Gifts. 

  • Those identified as Academically Talented have shown specific ability in either reading or math. 
  • Intellectually Gifted students have demonstrated unusual capabilities in mental reasoning.