Contacts

State Education Agency

Texas Education Agency

Monica Brewer

Gifted and Talented, Curriculum Division

1701 N Congress

Austin, TX  78701

512-463-9581

 

Deborah Gonzales

AP/IB, Curriculum Division

1701 N Congress

Austin, TX  78701

512-463-9581

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

5920 W William Cannon Drive

Building 7, Suite 102

Austin, TX  78749

512-499-8248

J.J. Colburn

Executive Director

 

Mary Christopher

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2013-2014
Total Student Population 
5,151,925
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
387,623 (2012-2013)
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $157,197,147

2013-2014:  $153,330,828

2012-2013:  $148,150,917

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Leadership
Creatively Gifted
Other
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? 
State policy specifically permits
Does the state have an acceleration policy? 
State policy specifically permits
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? 
No
Does the state report on the achievement or learning growth of gifted students? 
No