Chapter 15. Learners with Special Gifts and Talents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uQu6fbpBK4. What does “gifted and talented” really mean? .
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Learners with Special Gifts and Talents
Because the definitions of gifted and talented are so broad and subjective, there is not a “valid” data set regarding the rate of students falling into the category.
Students of lower socio-economic status are less likely than their peers to be enrolled in gifted and talented programs.
Total Student Population (K-12)
$11,400,600 (2008-09) $11,441,200 (2007-08) $8,579,600 (2006-07)
to follow the state definition? Yes; No
addressed in the state definition of gifted/talented? Intellectually gifted; Academically gifted; Specific academic areas; Leadership; Performing/visual art arts; Creatively gifted; Low SES; Underachieving; Geographically isolated/rural; Culturally/ ethnically diverse; ESL/ELL
identifying gifted/talented students? Yes
identification guidelines or uniform identification process? No
eligibilities from other districts in the same state? LEA to determine
Does State Policy Permit Early Entrance to Kindergarten? State policy leaves LEA to determine
Concurrently Enrolled in a Community College, College or State policy
University? specifically permits
Dually or Concurrently Enrolled in High School? and if so, to LEA to determine
May they Receive Credit Towards High School Graduation?
training on the nature/needs of gifted students? No
gifted education programs to have a gifted education
endorsement or certification? No
talented students? No
Section (c) directs school districts and charter schools to adopt procedures for the academic acceleration of gifted and talented students that include an assessment of students’ readiness and motivation for acceleration and a match between the curriculum and the students’ academic needs. (Districts may wish to implement policies that reflect gifted and talented best practices, consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.15)
Gifted and talented revenue (Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10 Subd. 2 (b)) provides school districts and charter schools with $12 times a district’s adjusted marginal cost pupil units (AMCPU). Uses of this revenue: