Contacts

State Education Agency

Iowa Department of Education

Rosanne Malek

Bureau Chief, Standards and Curriculum

Grimes State Office Building

400 E. 14th Street

Des Moines, IA  50319-0146

515-281-3199

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Iowa Talented & Gifted Association

200 W 2nd Ave.

Indianola, IA  50125

515-225-2323

Alda Helvey

Executive Director

 

Matt Robie

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2014-2015
Total Student Population 
477,442
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
42,925
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $37,675,133

2013-2014:  $36,194,662

2012-2013:  $35,354,981

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Specific academic areas
Leadership
Performing/Visual Arts
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? 
No state policy, up to LEA to determine
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