Michael Martin
Department Chair
(AP Human Geography, TAG Eligibility and Testing Chair)
Elizabeth Lake
(9th Honors, 9th TAG, 10th Honors, AP Language and Composition)
Ashley Farris
(Accelerated Analytic Geometry and Accelerated Precalculus, Testing and Eligibility )
Brian Stone
(Accelerated Coordinate Algebra and Analytic Geometry, Math Team, Testing and Eligibility)
Rebecca Bingham
(TAG-AP Chemistry; Sci-Career Questions)

Send us an email with any TAG questions: martinm1@fultonschools.org

TAG Survey for Rising Ninth Graders

General Information

Criteria to Join

I. Screening & Referral process for gifted services

The Fulton County School System screens students for eligibility for gifted services twice a year. Automatic Screening- At the beginning of the school year. TAG teachers review previous year’s test scores:

Standardized Tests:
Students must have a minimum of an 85th percentile and a 90th percentile in two of the three areas: Total Reading, Total Math, and Complete Battery

Grades (high school only):
Students must have an overall cumulative average of 95 or greater

II. Classroom Screening:

Local schools select a two-week period in the fall to review all students in their school

Classroom teachers use the Characteristics Instrument for Screening Students (CISS) to identify students with superior abilities in five or more of the following areas: motivation, interests, communications skills, problem-solving abilities, memory, inquiry, insight, reasoning, creativity, and humor. Parents may request to view their child’s screening results.

Students who meet either the automatic screening OR classroom screening criteria AND who have supporting data gathered from test history, products, and/or advanced content levels are referred for gifted placement testing. Once referred to testing:

Parents receive the Parent Notification for Testing Consent Form. 
Student is tested for the gifted program. 
Parents receive test results.

If state eligibility is determined, students are placed in the TAG program.

Q&A Eligibility and Testing

Extra Info