CGAT Program

The Creighton Gifted and Talented program empowers adventurous thinking, kind-hearted leadership, and collaborative learning.

Bright or Gifted? Please read these characteristics before nominating a child for CGaT.

3 Ways Nominate Students for Testing

Families

Parents may pick up a family nomination packet available at the front office of all sites or click on the button below. Parents will complete the checklist and turn into the front office. Upon verification and when testing dates have been scheduled, permission to test forms will be sent. Testing will occur three times a year at each site.


Teachers

Teachers may complete a nomination form from the front office of each site or click on the button below. Return completed form(s) to the Gifted and Talented teacher's mailbox at your site. Upon verification, permission to test forms will be distributed. Testing will occur three times a year at each site.

Students

A student may refer themselves or a peer to the program please fill out a peer nomination form available in the front office or click on the button below. Return completed form to the Gifted and Talented teacher's mailbox at your site. Upon verification, permission to test forms will be distributed. Testing will occur three times a year at each site.



Click on the appropriate button below to get you own copy of the nomination form.

Fill out the form and email it to your school's CGaT teacher: Jody Hernandez jhernandez@creightonschools.org. or Nicole Mc Neil nmcneil@creightonschools.org. Upon verification and when testing dates are set, you will receive a permission slip to test form.


Testing

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a widely-spread aptitude test designed to determine a child’s eligibility to gifted & Talented programs. Creighton uses the CogAT to determine which students will participate in the Creighton Gifted and Talented (CGAT) program.

The CogAT is made up of three sections, called batteries: the Verbal Battery, the Quantitative Battery, and the Nonverbal Battery.

Picture/Verbal Analogies,Sentence Completion,Picture/Verbal Classification

Number Analogies, Number Series and Number Puzzles

Figure Matrices, Figure Classification, and Paper Folding

CGAT Program Policies

Building on Strengths

The cognitive testing that is done measures your child’s ability according to three different areas, quantitative, verbal and non-verbal skills. When a person is confronted with a problem, s/he has the ability to use any of these reasoning skills to solve it. For example, if your child encounters a problem that is quantitative in nature, and s/he has a highly functioning quantitative skill set, s/he will do better than someone who is functioning higher in verbal reasoning. Therefore, the test really is just a measure of how well a person is able to solve general problems that require either one, two, or all of the reasoning skills that should be at their disposal.” (Riverside Publishing, Houghton Mifflin.). Click Here to read about how to build on areas of strength.