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Gifted Services (GATE)

Welcome to Gifted Services!  


Students in the Rochester Public Elementary Schools may qualify for Gifted Services for grades 3, 4, and 5 based on the scores achieved on a combination of identification tests, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Assessment. These tests assist the district with 
identification of students with gifted aptitudes in verbal or non-verbal courses of study. Verbal classes will incorporate reading and social studies standards. Non-verbal classes will incorporate mathematics and science standards. If students achieve a combined ranking on performance measures, then they will be formally identified to receive gifted services in Rochester Public Schools. 


For more information regarding: 

  • Curriculum
  • Identification
  • Important Dates
  • Advancement
  • Highly Gifted Program at Friedell and Kellogg
  • RAMP Links
  • Resources

Please click on the District-Wide Gifted Services TAB on the left.

Welcome! I'm Kim Reid and will be the Gifted Services specialist at Washington and Gage Elementary Schools. I work with students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade who need extra challenge in verbal (Language Arts and Social Studies) and nonverbal (Math and Science) academic areas.  I also teach PETS (Primary Educational Thinking Skills) to all students in first grade.  

I am very excited to be working with the students and am looking forward to a great year!   Please contact me via email if you have a question or need assistance. Thank you.



Kim Reid
kireid@rochester.k12.mn.us

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