Contacts

State Education Agency

Oklahoma State Department of Educaiton

Rebecca McLaughlin

Director of Gifted and Talented Education

2500 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK  73105-4599

405-521-4288

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Oklahoma Association of Gifted, Creative & Talented

P.O. Box 14290

Tulsa, OK  74159

888-398-0250

 

Nicolette Hall

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2014-2015
Total Student Population 
688,300
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
97,186
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $46,833,773

2013-2014:  $45,677,232

2012-2013:  $46,635,226

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually 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 specifically permits
Does state policy permit early entrance to kindergarten? 
State policy does not permit
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
State policy leaves LEA to determine
Does the state require general education teachers to receive training on gifted students after initial teacher certification is attained? 
Yes
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