Gifted Testing Information

Gifted testing takes place three times a year in accordance with the Arizona State Mandate. Paradise Valley Unified School District primarily uses the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2) to identify gifted students.

PV Schools Gifted assessments ensure fairness to the District’s ethnically diverse population. The assessment battery includes tools that are language-free and culturally unbiased to provide equal opportunities for identification of the District’s English language learners and culturally diverse students:

  •  The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  •  Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT2)
  •  Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales (SB-V used for incoming preschool only)


New Testing Protocol

February 13, 2018

Dear Parent(s):

Please view our new private testing protocol on our Private Testing page. If you have questions, please contact our office at (602) 449-2113

Thank you so much for your cooperation.