Contacts

State Education Agency

Mississippi Department of Education

Chauncey Spears

Division Director

Advanced Learning & Gifted Programs

PO Box 772

Jackson, MS  39205

601-359-2586

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Mississippi Association for Gifted Children

P.O. Box 3545

Jackson, MS  39207
Carol W Paola

Executive Director

 

Debra Holt

President

 

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
490,526
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
26,040
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

Information not provided.

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
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? 
State policy specifically permits
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