Contacts

State Education Agency

Arkansas Dept. of Education

Mary Kathryn Stein

Program Coordinator

Office of Gifted & Talented and Advanced Placement

Four Capitol Mall, Slot 28

Little Rock, AR  72201

501-682-4224

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
471,867
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
45,729
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $21,489,755

2011-2012:  $26,239,791

2010-2011:  $25,818,244

 

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Creatively Gifted
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? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
State policy does not permit
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
State policy leaves LEA to determine
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