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Screening Assessment for Gifted Elementary and Middle School Students–Third Edition

Susan K. Johnsen and Anne L. Corn

Identifies gifted students
Paper and pencil
Age range:
5 years to 14 years, 11 months
15-30 minutes per subtest
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The SAGES-3 identifies students who are gifted and/or talented in general intellectual ability and academic aptitude.

Features and benefits

  • Normative data (N = 1,834) were collected from 2015 to 2017.
  • New items were added to each subtest to eliminate possible ceiling effects.
  • Now includes a second reasoning test in order to sample more than one aspect of reasoning.
  • Now features two domain composite scores (Reasoning Ability and Academic Ability) and an overall composite score (General Ability).

Test structure

  • Features two levels: K-3, for students in kindergarten to third grade; and 4-8, for students in fourth to eighth grade.
  • Each level has four subtests: Nonverbal Reasoning, Language Arts/Social Studies, Verbal Reasoning, and Mathematics/Science.

Technical information

  • New studies of the floors, ceilings, and item gradients for the subtests and composites indicate that the SAGES-3 has substantial and consistently excellent ceilings, even for the oldest and brightest examinees.
  • The average coefficient alpha ranges between .81 and .96 for the subtests and .91 to .98 for the composites.

Now available! Online Scoring and Report System

Access to the SAGES-3 Online Scoring and Report System is now included with the purchase of each SAGES-3 Complete Kit and with the purchase of every replacement pack of Examiner Record Forms. This scoring and report system was designed as a quick, efficient tool for entering individual or group test session data; scoring subtest item responses; converting the total raw scores into standard scores and percentile ranks; generating index scores and percentile ranks, and obtaining a score summary and narrative report.