Contacts

State Education Agency

Arizona Department of Education

Peter Laing

Senior Director, Gifted Education

1535 West Jefferson Ave.

Phoenix, AZ  85007

602-364-3842

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented

PO Box 51772

Phoenix, AZ 85076-1772

(602) 882-1848

officemanager@azgifted.com

 

Donna J. Campbell

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
1,078,838
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
86,500
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $0

2011-2012:  $0

2010-2011:  $0

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Disabled Gifted
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 leaves LEA to determine
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