State Education Agency

Illinois State Board Education

Marci Johnson

Interim Division Administrator

Grants and Programs

100 N. 1st Street

Springfield, IL  62777




State Gifted Education Association

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

800 E. Northwest Hwy., Suite 610

Palatine, IL  60074

(847) 963-1892

Sally Y. Walker

Executive Director


Sally Thomson




Year Data Collected 
Total Student Population 
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
Not collected
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $0

2011-2012:  $0

2010-2011:  $0


Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Performing/Visual Arts
Highly or profoundly Gifted
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the process of identifying gifted & talented students? 
Does the state have a policy requiring districts to recognize gifted eligibilities from other districts in the same state? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
State policy specifically permits
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
Does the state require general education teachers to receive training on gifted students after initial teacher certification is attained? 
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? 
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 

State Events

Sunday, February 8, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (All day)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)