Contacts

State Education Agency

Washington Office of Public Instruction

Kristina Johnstone

Program Supervisor, Highly Capable Programs

Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington St. SE

P.O. Box 47200

Olympia, WA  98504-7200

360-725-6100

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Washington Association of Educators of the Talented & Gifted

Kari DeMarco

President

 

Northwest Gifted Child Association

P.O. Box 30134

Seattle, WA  98113

info@nwgca.org

 

Austina De Bonte

President

 

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2013-2014
Total Student Population 
1,056,115
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
50,426
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2014-2015:  $9,677,000

2013-2014:  $9,555,000

2012-2013:  $8,939,413

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Specific academic areas
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 leaves LEA to determine
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? 
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