Contacts

State Education Agency

Utah State Office of Education

Moya R. Kessig

Early College & Gifted & Talented Specialist

Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction

250 E 500 South

Salt Lake City, UT  84114

801-538-7742

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Utah Association for Gifted Children

P.O. Box 9332

Salt Lake City, UT  84109-0332

801-783-0258

 

Shari Taylor

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2013-2014
Total Student Population 
606,819
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
116,085
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $2,619,314

2013-2014:  $2,510,194

2012-2013:  $2,405,538

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Academically Gifted
Specific academic areas
Creatively Gifted
Other
Does the state mandate identification for gifted & talented education? 
No
Does the state mandate services for gifted & talented education? 
No
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 does not permit
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? 
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