Contacts

State Education Agency

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

David Welch

Director, Gifted Education Programs

205 Jefferson Street

Jefferson City, MO  65102

573-751-7754

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Gifted Association of Missouri

P.O. Box 3252

Springfield, MO  65808
 

Robin Lady

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2014-2015
Total Student Population 
886,247
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
46,886
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $24,870,104

2013-2014:  $24,870,104

2012-2013:  $24,870,104

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Performing/Visual Arts
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
No
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? 
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? 
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