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Contacts

State Educational Agency

Michigan Department of Education
Sam Sinicropi, Education Consultant
Office of Talent Development P.O. Box 30008 Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 241-1162
sinicropis@michigan.gov
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

State Association or Affiliate

Michigan Association for Gifted Children
Sharon White, President
president@migiftedchild.org
http://www.migiftedchild.org

Statistics

ALL DATA FROM 2010-2011 (unless otherwise noted)

Total Student Population (K-12)

 

No data

Number of Identified Gifted Students  58,090
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

$0 (2010-2011)
$0 (2009-2010)
$0 (2008-2009)
No data (2007-2008)
$285,000 (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? No
What areas of giftedness are specifically addressed in the state definition of gifted/talented? N/A
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? No
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? No state policy; up to LEA to determine
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 leaves LEA to determine
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