Contacts

State Education Agency

Alabama Department of Education

Shirley Farrell

Gifted Specialist

PO Box 312101

50 North Ripley St

Montgomery, AL  36130

334-242-8317

 

Nancy J. Johnson

 

Gifted Specialist

PO Box 302101

50 North  Ripley St

Montgomery, AL  36130

334-353-8530

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Alabama Association for Gifted Children

PO Box 43765

Birmingham, AL  35243

 

Amy S. Waine

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
735,605
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
58,078
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $1 million

2011-2012:  $0

2010-2011:  $0

 

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Creatively Gifted
Low SES
Culturally/ ethnically diverse
ESL / ELL
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted & talented students? 
Yes
Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state? 
State policy specifically permits
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
State policy does not permit
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
State policy specifically permits
Does the state require general education teachers to receive training on gifted students after initial teacher certification is attained? 
No
Does the state require professionals working in specialized gifted ed programs to have a gifted ed endorsement or certification? 
Yes
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted & talented students? 
Yes
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
No