Contacts

State Education Agency

Georgia Department of Education

Gail Humble

Gifted Program Specialist

Curriculum and Instruction

205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30334

404-463-0507

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Georgia Association for the Gifted

1579F Monroe Dr., #321

Atlanta, GA  30324

404-785-2284

 

Angel Cash

President

 

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
1,612,216
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
208,978
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $367,057,950

2011-2012:  $275,315,558

2010-2011:  $301,942,761

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Creatively Gifted
Highly or profoundly 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? 
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 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