Performance Task Assessments - Gifted & Talented

The Performance Task Assessments are designed to measure a student’s ability to solve open-ended problems, and to explain solutions, in both verbal and nonverbal subtests. The PTA has both verbal and nonverbal domains. At the primary level, both the verbal and nonverbal domains have 5 items. On the primary assessment, item types include problem solving, writing, analogies, verbal relationships, and vocabulary. The types of items on the primary nonverbal include arithmetic problem solving, logic, spatial problem solving, spatial manipulation, and spatial transformation. Most of the tasks have a 15 – minute time limit although exceptions for this are noted for each task.
Testing Dates
Cayce (small groups on 2/20-2/21, 2/23, 2/26, 2/28, 3/4)
Congaree (small groups on 2/26-2/29)
Riverbank (small groups on 2/20-2/23)
Saluda River (dates TBD)
Springdale (small groups on 2/22, 2/27, 2/29, 3/1, 3/4)
Wood Elementary (small groups on 2/21-2/22, 2/26-3/4)