Contacts

State Education Agency

Minnesota Department of Education

Wendy Behrens

Gifted & Talented Specialist

Division of School Improvement

1500 Hwy 36 West

Roseville, MN  55113

651-582-8786

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented

5701 Normandale Rd., Suite 315

Edina, MN  55424

952-848-4906

Carol Mauleg

President

 

Minnesota Educators of the Gifted & Talented

Lisa Worden

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2013-2014
Total Student Population 
837,154
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
Not collected
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  Not available until 1/16/2016

2013-2014:  $11,518,673

2012-2013:  $11,389,325

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Leadership
Performing/Visual Arts
Creatively Gifted
Low SES
Underachieving
Geographically isolated/rural
Culturally/ ethnically diverse
ESL / ELL
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? 
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? 
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? 
No
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