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

1524 South IH 35, Ste. 205

Austin, TX  78704

512-499-8248

J.J. Colburn

Executive Director

 

Mary Christopher

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2012-2013
Total Student Population 
5,075,840
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
387,623
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $148,150,917

2011-2012:  $141,509,668

2010-2011:  $138,412,015

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Leadership
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 leaves 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? 
No
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

State Events

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 9:00 am MST
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm EST
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 9:00 am MST
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (All day) to Friday, December 5, 2014 (All day)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)