I think I have read here that even if a child is homeschooled or going to private school, I can request testing by the public school. Our situation is that difficult child goes to private school but I am thinking of enrolling her in the public middle school next year. We moved to the private school because I felt that the gifted education at the time (2nd grade) was inadequate. She took the test in 1st Grade for Talented and Gifted and didn't technically qualify but they let her do it anyway since one score was so high. To get in for middle school, she will have to re-test and I am concerned she will not qualify again. I've been told they don't make exceptions for any reason at the middle school level. They will not test her until summer if she is not enrolled in the district. I would like to have her tested before then because if she doesn't qualify, we need to be making the decision about what private school to go to. Does anyone know if the rule that requires them to test all students regardless of enrollment (if there is such a rule) apply in this situation? Or does the fact that they would do it in the summer count? If she were to enroll in the school now, they could do the test in 30 days.