Contacts

State Education Agency

Oklahoma State Department of Educaiton

Timmie Spangler

Director of Gifted and Talented Education

2500 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK  73105-4599

405-521-4287

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Oklahoma Association of Gifted, Creative & Talented

P.O. Box 14290

Tulsa, OK  74159

888-398-0250

 

Cathryn Morris

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
673,190
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
99,556
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $46,635,226

2011-2012:  $47,882,941

2010-2011:  $50,847,012

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Leadership
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 leaves LEA to determine
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
No state policy, up to 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
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? 
No