Contacts

State Education Agency

Washington Office of Public Instruction

Gayle Pauley

Director, Highly Capable Programs

Olympia, WA  98504-7200

360-725-6100

 

 

State Gifted Education Association

Statistics

Year Data Collected 
2011-2012
Total Student Population 
1,044,613
Number of Identified Gifted Students 
55,093
State Funding for Gifted and Talented Education 

2012-2013:  $9,047,287

2011-2012:  $9,007,189

2010-2011:  $8,819,321

Policy

Areas of giftedness addressed in state definition: 
Intellectually Gifted
Specific academic areas
Leadership
Creatively Gifted
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 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

State Events

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 16, 2014 (All day)

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