Contacts

State Education Agency

Ohio Department of Education

Michael Demczyk

Educational Consultant for Gifted Services

25 S. Front Street

Mail Stop 205

Columbus, OH  43215

877-644-6338

 

Elizabeth B. Hahn

Gifted Education Consultant

25 S. Front St., MS 409

Columbus, OH  43215

877-644-6338

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Ohio Association for Gifted Children

501 Morrison Road

Suite 103

Gahanna, OH  43230

614-337-0386

Ann Sheldon

Executive Director

 

Rachel Smethers Winters

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
1,717,323
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
265,555
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $40,723,826

2011-2012:  $40,570,857

2010-2011:  $64,563,518

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? 
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 specifically permits
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