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

 

Lisa Hackney

President

 

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2014-2015
Total Student Population 
1,744,029
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
177,877
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

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

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically 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? 
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