Contacts

State Education Agency

Oregon Department of Education

Rebecca L. Blocher

Talented and Gifted Education Specialist

Office of Educational Improvement

255 Capitol Street NE

Salem, OR  97310

503-947-5931

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Oregon Association for Talented and Gifted

P.O. Box 1703

Beaverton, OR  97075

 

 

Stephan Price

President

 

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
553,279
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
40,375
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $0 to LEAs *

2011-2012:  $0 to LEAs *

2010-2011:  $0 to LEAs *

* $175,000 was retained at the state education agency for gifted program administration and oversight.

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? 
No state policy, up to 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 Information Provided
Does the state monitor/audit LEA programs for gifted & talented students? 
No
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
Yes