Contacts

State Education Agency

Hawaii Department of Education

Anna Viggiano

Gifted Education Specialist

475 22nd Avenue, Bldg. 302

Room 217

Honolulu, HI  96816

808-733-9141 x315

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Hawaii Gifted Association

PO Box 22475

Honolulu, HI  96823

877-582-5650 ext 1

 

Christine Ohtani-Chang

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
173,635
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
4,693
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $4,766,016

2011-2012:  $5,044,171

2010-2011:  $5,036,496

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Leadership
Performing/Visual Arts
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
No
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
No
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? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
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? 
No Information Provided
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted & talented students? 
No
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
No