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Contacts

State Educational Agency

Maryland Department of Education
Dr. Jeanne Paynter, Specialist
Gifted & Talented Education 200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-0363
jpaynter@msde.state.md.us
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org

State Association or Affiliate

Maryland Coalition for Gifted & Talented Education
Yvonne Golczewski, President
1823 Morning Brook Dr. Forest Hill, MD 21050
410-692-9012
ygolczewski@mac.com
http://www.mcgate.org

Maryland Educators of Gifted Students
Penny Zimring, President
MEGS 5430 Lynx Ln #282 Columbia, MD 21044
410-313-6800
pzimring@megsonline.net
http://www.megsonline.net

Information Link or Web Resource

Teen Video on Myths in Gifted Education
Baltimore County Public Schools and Maryland State Department of Education
jpaynter@msde.state.md.us
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/giftedtalented/

Statistics

ALL DATA FROM 2010-2011 (unless otherwise noted)

Total Student Population (K-12)

 

848,412

Number of Identified Gifted Students  Not collected
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education  $0 (2010-2011)
$0 (2009-2010)
$456,829 for summer proagrams (2008-2009)
$0 (2007-2008)
$0 (2006-2007)


Policies

Does the State Mandate Identification for Gifted and Talented Education?

No

Does the state have a definition of gifted/talented?; Are districts required to follow the state definition?

Yes in the state statute; No

What areas of giftedness are specifically addressed in the state definition of gifted/talented?

Intellectually gifted; Specific academic areas; Leadership; Performing/visual arts; Creatively gifted

Does the State Mandate Services for Gifted and Talented Education?

No

Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted/talented students?

Yes

Are districts throughout the state required to follow the same identification guidelines or uniform identification process?

No

Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state?

No state policy; up to LEA to determine

Does State Policy Permit Early Entrance to Kindergarten?

State policy specifically permits

Does State Policy Permit Students to be Dually or Concurrently Enrolled in a Community College, College or University?

State policy specifically permits

Does State Policy Permit Middle School Students to be Dually or Concurrently Enrolled in High School? and if so, May they Receive Credit Towards High School Graduation?

State policy specifically permits
Does the State Have an Acceleration Policy? No state policy; up to LEA to determine

Does the state require general education teachers to have training on the nature/needs of gifted students?

No
Does the State require professionals working in specialized gifted education programs to have a gifted education endorsement or certification? No
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted/talented students? No