Contacts

State Education Agency

Kansas State Department of Education

Diana Stanfill

Educational Consultant

Special Education Services

Landon State Office Building

Suite 620

900 SW Jackson Street

Topeka, KS  66612

785-296-7262

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2014-2015
Total Student Population 
492,906
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
12,989
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $11,370,281

2013-2014:  $11,673,416

2012-2013:  $12,073,432

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
Yes
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 leaves 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 specifically permits
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