TDAS at Obama
At Obama Elementary, we strive to develop the gifts and talents of all of our scholars by identfying areas of interest and strength and providing appropriate levels of challenge and opportunity for growth in those areas. The Talent Development and Acceleration Services (TDAS) department in Saint Paul Public schools celebrates the many unique abilities, talents, interests and social-emotional needs of students by supporting implementation and delivery of rich, differentiated curriculum. They support schools in offering opportunities that stimulate the intellectual curiosity of students who aspire to high academic achievement. More information about these services can be found at spps.org/tdas.
One way that our district identifies students to recieve accelerated services is through the Cognative Abilities (CoGatAT7) test. Information about the test is available below.
In addition to the CoGatAT7 test, parents and teachers can refer scholars for accelerated services through the portfolio process.