Contacts

State Education Agency

Maryland State Department of Education

Susan C. Spinnato
Director, Instructional Programs
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201-2549

410-767-0349

State Gifted Education Association

Maryland Coalition for Gifted and Talented Education

Yvonne L. Golczewski

President


Maryland Educators of Gifted Students

10451 Twin Rivers Rd. #282

Columbia, MD  20144

info@megsonline.net

 

Helaine Zinaman

Executive Director
 

Penny Zimring

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
854,086
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
130,065
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $0

2011-2012:  $0

2010-2011:  $0

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 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? 
No
Does the state require professionals working in specialized gifted ed programs to have a gifted ed endorsement or certification? 
No
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