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California GATE Program Standards and California Education Code 52200-52212Guides for Putting Together the Pieces of Services for Gifted Students
Virginia McQueen and Nancy Gardner
development of the talents of all of its
members, whatever their strengths.”
Our political and social system is based
on democratic principles. The school as
an extension of those principals purports to
provide an equal educational opportunity for
all children to develop their talents to the
•October 4, 1957 - the launching of Sputnik I by the Russians
•November 3, 1957 - Sputnik II was launched which led to the creation of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the rush to locate and educate the brightest and the best.
•1961 California Association for the Gifted held its first conference as an advocacy group to support gifted education
•1959-1999 Various revisions to the original legislation, as each bill “sunsetted”
•2000 AB 2313 (Corea) established permanent status for GATE
•2001 – California State GATE Program Standards established
• planned and organized as an integrated differentiated learning experience within the regular school day
• may be augmented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum
The first federal legislation which affected gifted and talented students by offering them loans for higher education
Jacob R. Javits legislation designed to to carry out a coordinated program of scientifically based research, demonstration projects, innovative strategies, and similar activities designed to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools to meet the special educational needs of gifted and talented students.
This law mentions gifted and talented education in describing how desegregated schools should include programs for this category of child as well as the others.
education appropriations bill ($2.5 million for gifted and talented)
followed the next day by the Senate’s and U.S. House of Representatives override vote.
• First U.S. Department of Education grant program
• Funds grants
• Provides leadership
• Sponsors a national research center on the education of gifted and talented students
• The Javits grant was scheduled to be eliminated from the budget during 2005
-reinstated in the amount of $11+ million by the Senate HHS Education Appropriations Committee. Final amount reduced to about half.
1921- Louis Terman
• Tested 250,000 11-13 year olds in Los Angeles
•1500 showed an I.Q. of 140 or above
- Top 1% of the population
• The study continues today and is archived at Stanford University
• a contemporary of Terman
• did longitudinal studies of children in a special school for gifted which she founded and was connected with New York State University
• her work did not gain the same attention of Terman’s
• first definitive text on gifted published
• others have written in the field, but her work continues to stand out and is constantly updated
• she is planning a seventh edition based on new research about learning, the brain, and intelligence due this year
• “Growing Up Gifted” is translated and used throughout the world
• Budget depends on compliance with the law.
• The law for education is the Education Code.
• The California Education Code, Section 52200 records the interpretation of legislation AB 2313 passed into law in 2000. There are also 17 other sites that note GATE.
• Further guidelines for the law have been explained in California State Program Standards for Gifted and Talented Education.
• The quality of the plan dictates funding for one, two, or three year approval.
-minimum standards: 1 year approval
-commendable standards:2 year approval
-exemplary standards: 3 year approval
• Broaden awareness of all eight areas of the standards and learn strategies for implementation and practice
• a written statement of philosophy, goals and standards appropriate to the needs and abilities of gifted learners.
• provides appropriate administrative groupings and structures available to all gifted learners.
• The nomination referral process is ongoing and includes K-12.
• Process is in place to ensue that all potentially gifted students are appropriately assessed.
•Multiple service options are available within the GATE program and between other educational programs. Placement is based on the assessed needs of the student and is reviewed periodically.
Statewide identified GATE students
total: 501,230 7.9% of total enrollment
Siskiyou County identified GATE students
total: 4787.4% of total enrollment
• Open communication with parents and the community is maintained.
• An active GATE advisory committee with parent involvement is supported by the district.
Discuss with your group the procedures in place in your district “to ensure consistent participation of parents and community member in the planning and evaluation of programs for gifted students.”
• The district provides ongoing student and GATE program assessment that is consistent with the program's philosophy, goals, and standards.
• Governor’s estimate: K-12 per pupil spending from all sources is $10,325
• Actual is closer to $7,000
• GATE is projected at $46 million
-monies are allocated based on ADA for district, not number of identified GATE students
-translates to about $9.80 per identified student
• $49.5 million is projected for low performing schools
•All students will read by third grade
•Schools will meet pre-set achievement targets
•Assessment shall be with multiple measures (but only the SAT-9 results are published)
•Since 1995 there have been several changes in the law concerning assessment
•Education continues to be “saved” by the POD (program of the day)
•Most teachers are dedicated to doing the best for all their students
as the equal treatment
of unequal people”
When you come back have ready for discusson:
Planning for Standards Based
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Tiered lesson planning
Skill: Dribbling and Basketball
Dribble from point A to point B in a straight line with one hand.
Switch to the other hand and repeat.
Use either hand and develop a new floor pattern
Zigzag one hand then the other hand
Change pattern to simulate going around
In and out of pylons as fast as possible
Dribble with one hand - partner playing
Increase speed and change hands
Creating Tiered Assignments
Tiered Lesson Examples
he can never tell where his influence stops.”