A recent survey and report conducted on the State of the State in Gifted Education by both the National Association for Gifted Children and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted released some surprising information on the (sometimes inadequate) plans, laws, and services in place for gifted and talented children across the United States. According to the report, “Twenty-two states don’t require districts to submit education plans for gifted students, 19 don’t monitor or audit gifted education programs and 28 states have no gifted education performance indicators on their report cards.” The report points to the successes of what is already in place in about half of the states, but also illuminates the need for much work still to be done.
The organizations that released this report, the National Association for Gifted Children and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted, are continuing to encourage legislators, parents, administrators, and teachers to advocate for the changes needed to ensure that our most capable students are able to maximize their potential.
For a detailed summary of the report, see Gifted and Talented-State of the States Report.
For data from specific states, see State Response Data.