Contacts

State Education Agency

Florida Department of Education

Cheryl Finkbeiner

Gifted Education Specialist

Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support

325 West Gaines Street, Suite 424

Tallahassee, FL  32399

850-245-5094

 

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2013-2014
Total Student Population 
2,954,851
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
156,927
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

State provides funding to LEA's for gifted education services, but the amount was not provided.

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Low SES
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 Information Provided