Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Twice-Exceptional Students and G/T Services

Individualized Education & 504 Plans

A standards-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a process and document that is framed by the state standards (TEKS) and contains goals aligned with, and chosen to facilitate the student’s achievement of, state grade-level academic standards, according to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE).

Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. 504 Plans are created for students who do not receive Special Education Services, but do have a disability. The impairment must substantially limit one or more major life activities in order to be considered a disability under Section 504.

It is appropriate to document in either the IEP or the 504 Plan that the student is also gifted. This might be noted in the minutes section of an IEP or the Background section of a 504 Plan.