Contacts

State Education Agency

Colorado Department of Education

Jacquelin Medina

Office of Gifted Education

1560 Broadway

Suite 1175

Denver, CO  80202

303-866-6652

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Colorado Association for the Gifted & Talented

P.O Box 460182

Aurora, CO  80046

303-520-4887

Linda M. Crain

Executive Director


Blanche Kapushion

President

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
863,561
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
66,383
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $9,536,993

2011-2012:  $9,256,609

2010-2011:  $9,059,625

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Leadership
Performing/Visual Arts
Creatively Gifted
Low SES
Culturally/ ethnically diverse
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 specifically permits
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? 
No
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? 
Yes