Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students

Ensuring equitable access to G/T services is a critical charge for Texas educators. According to the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, equity in G/T education exists when the population of the total district is reflected in the population of the gifted/talented services program or has been for two of the past three years (State Plan, 1.6E).

The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students states the following:

  • In an exemplary program, the population of the gifted/talented program reflects the population of the total district or has for two of the past three years (1.6E).
  • In a recognized program, gains have been made over the last two (2) years toward having the population of the gifted program reflect the population of the district (1.6R).
  • In a compliant program, data and procedures assure that all populations of the district have access to assessment and, if identified, services offered as part of the program for gifted students (19 TAC §89.1(3))(1.6A).

Thus, districts must be in compliance with the State Plan while striving to reach recognized and exemplary services by analyzing their data.

The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students
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Cover of the state plan