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State Educational Agency

Rhode Island Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Andrea Castaneda
Director, RIDE Office of Diverse Learners 255 Westminister St. Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-8340

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Rhode Island Advocates for Gifted Education


DATA AND POLICIES PRESENTED ARE FROM 2006-2007 (unless otherwise noted)
No data collected in 2010-2011

Total Student Population (K-12)

158,592 (2006-2007)
Number of Identified Gifted Students  No data
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education  No data (2006-2007)
$0 (2004-2005)
$0 (2003-2004)


Does the State Mandate Identification for Gifted and Talented Education?  Yes (2006-2007) 
Does the state have a definition of gifted/talented? No data
Are LEAs required to follow the state definition?  No data
Does the State Mandate Services for Gifted and Talented Education?  No data
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the identification process? No data
Are LEAs throughout the state required to follow the same identification process? No data
Does the state have a policy requiring LEAs to recognize gifted eligibilities from other LEAs in the same state? No data
Does State Policy Permit Early Entrance to Kindergarten?  State policy leaves LEA to determine (2006-2007)
Does State Policy Permit High School Students to be Dually or Concurrently Enrolled in a Community College, College or University? and if so, When May a Student Begin?  No data
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?  No state policy; up to LEA to determine (2006-2007)
Does the state require general education teachers to have training on the nature and needs of gifted students?  No data
Does the state monitor/audit district programs for gifted/talented students? No data