Contacts

State Education Agency

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Sneha Shah-Coltrane

State Consultant

Academically/Intellectually Gifted Academic Services

6307 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27601-6307

919-807-3849

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented

P.O. Box 899

Swansboro, NC  28584-0899

910-326-8463

info@ncagt.org

Wes Guthrie

Executive Director

 

Suzanne Dixon

President

 

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
1,468,478
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
184,796
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $71,218,469

2011-2012:  $69,595,065

2010-2011:  $68,067,940

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Low SES
Underachieving
Geographically isolated/rural
Culturally/ ethnically diverse
Disabled Gifted
ESL / ELL
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? 
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? 
Yes
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
Yes