Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Texas Performance Standards Project

According to Section 3: Curriculum and Instruction in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, "Districts meet the needs of gifted/talented students by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the curriculum and instruction ordinarily provided by the school." In addition, is it also expected that a continuum of learning experiences be provided that leads to the development of advanced-level products and performances, such as those provided through the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) (19 TAC §89.3(2)).

Critical Attributes of Advanced Products and Performances:

  • Knowledge
  • Innovation and Application
  • Analysis and Synthesis
  • Communication
  • Ethics and Unanswered Questions
  • Multiple Perspectives
  • Advanced Methodology and Procedures
  • Relevance and Significance

The Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) is a resource for providing differentiated instruction to G/T students and can be used for providing enhanced academic opportunities for all students.

The TPSP provides a coherent package of standards, curriculum, and assessments for use in G/T programs from kindergarten through high school and can be adapted to meet the needs of SES and G/T learners.