Contacts

State Education Agency

Virginia Department of Education

Donna Poland

Education Specialist

Governor's Schools & Gifted Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA  23218-2120

804-225-2884

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Virginia Association for the Gifted

PO Box 1674

Tappahannock, VA  22560

804-355-5945

Lori Lenz

Executive Director

 

Allison Sheppard

President

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
1,258,521
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
207,122
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $44,155,058

2011-2012:  $42,500,743

2010-2011:  $44,697,913

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Specific academic areas
Performing/Visual Arts
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 leaves 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
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

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