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815 S. Oakdale Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-842-3633
Fax: 541-842-1090
Contact: Terri Dahl
Hours: 7:30am - 4:30pm

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TAG Identification Process

Medford School District, as required by state law, identifies students who are academically talented and intellectually gifted. Those identified as academically talented have shown specific ability in either reading or math. Intellectually gifted students have demonstrated unusual capabilities in mental reasoning.

The building TAG Liaison reviews standardized test scores, including achievement tests (Level Tests, Oregon State Assessment) and mental abilities tests such as the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), looking for two or more scores at or above 97%. Parents, teachers, and other people may also make nominations. The school will look delibertely for students who, although they may not be performing at the 97%, are believed to have the potential to perform at that level.

Data Collection
A behavioral checklist (TAG Checklist) and TAG Identification Report are completed for each nominated student.

A TAG Selection Team composed of school personnel who know the student reviews the data for each student nominated. Names of students who meet the TAG criteria are forwarded to the district TAG Coordinator for final approval and for entry in the district database.

Notification and Permission
Parents are notified of the studentís eligibility for TAG. Written parent permission forms are required before services begin.

549C Medford School District

Medford School District 549C Mission Statement
We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.

Medford Public Schools 549C recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society and our community. It is the policy of the Medford School Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
For District Federal Title Program compliance, please contact the Office of Federal Programs: (541) 842-3633
For District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, please contact the Office of Special Education & Student Services: (541) 842-3628
For District American Disabilities Act compliance, please contact the Office of Human Resources: (541) 842-3625

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