Contacts

State Education Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Shirley Curl

25 Fairway Drive

Bureau of Teaching & Learning

333 Market Street

Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

717-786-6361

 

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education

P.O. Box 312

Northampton, PA  18067

888-736-6443


Laurie Brown

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
1,765,367
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
68,000
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $0

2011-2012:  $0

2010-2011:  $0

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Low SES
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? 
State policy specifically permits
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? 
Yes
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? 
Yes
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
No