SUSD Gifted Learning Department
8500 E. Jackrabbit Road Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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DSC_2281.pngWelcome to SUSD Gifted Programs!

SUSD's gifted education program is designed to provide appropriate services for students who require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program.

The program complies with Arizona Law that mandates that school districts identify gifted students as those scoring at or above the 97th percentile on a state approved test of cognitive reasoning ability. All students scoring at the 97th percentile or above on any one of the three batteries of the Cognitive Abilities Test or on any other appropriate test administered by Scottsdale District personnel will qualify for placement.





This year the District will be offering gifted testing during the following times:

  • Summer Testing
    Grades K-8:
     July 17th, 2017 - July 20th, 2017
    Registration Deadline: July 9th, 2017
    Unfortunately, late registration cannot be accepted.

    Fall Testing
    Grades 1, 3-8: September 7th, 2017 - September 26th, 2017
    Registration Deadline: August 27, 2017
    Unfortunately, late registration cannot be accepted.

     2nd Grade Blanket Testing
    All 2nd Graders: January 16th, 2017 - January 30th, 2017
    Informed consent documents will be sent to each family prior to testing.
     Please contact the Gifted Elementary Specialist at your school for more information.

Pre-K Testing
All children 4 years old by September 1st, 2017
In order to be eligible for testing you must enroll in the Pre-K interest list at After you have enrolled in the interest list you will be sent an email with instructions on how to register for testing. 

If you choose, SUSD will accept testing on the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Intelligence Scale or the Stanford-Binet from a licenses psychologist. The original can be submitted to

A Pre-K Academy Information meeting will be taking place at Redfield Elementary School on June 7th, 2017 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. 

Parents will receive notification of specific testing dates for each site prior to the test administration. Test results will be posted on ParentVue 30 days after the close of each testing window. Students can be assessed only once per calendar year.