Contacts

State Education Agency

Tennessee Department of Education

Theresa Nicholls

Director of Special Education Eligibility

11th Floor, 710 James Robertson Pkwy

Nashville, TN  37243

(615) 741-0572

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2013-2014
Total Student Population 
935,317 (2012-13)
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
18,929 (2012-13)
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

No information provided.

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually 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 leaves LEA to determine
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? 
No
Does the state require professionals working in specialized gifted ed programs to have a gifted ed endorsement or certification? 
Yes
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