Contacts

State Education Agency

Montana Office of Public Instruction

Michael W. Hall

Gifted Education Specialist, Office of Public Instruction

P.O. Box 202501

Helena, MT  59620-2501

406-444-4422

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Montana AGATE

Holly Shupert

President

 

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
143,000
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
Not collected
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $250,000

2011-2012:  $250,000

2010-2011:  $250,000

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? 
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 leaves LEA to determine
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 Information Provided
Does the state require professionals working in specialized gifted ed programs to have a gifted ed endorsement or certification? 
No Information Provided
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted & talented students? 
No Information Provided
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
No