2014-2015 State of the States in Gifted Education

As our country’s need for highly skilled professionals in every field continues to grow, the 2014-2015 State of the States in Gifted Education report provides a glimpse into a system where many high ability and high-achieving learners must fend for themselves, leaving success to chance. While there are individual areas of progress, our nation has yet to comprehensively address the educational needs of top learners in PK-12 schools. 

The biennial report contains ten key areas that provide a better understanding of the degree of support individual states offered to gifted and talented education for the school year 2014-2015. State of the States is produced by the National Association for Gifted Children and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted, who are working together to encourage legislators, administrators, teachers, and parents to learn more about gifted children and the kind of challenging education they need to maximize their potential.

We hope the information in the report will help gifted education supporters advocate for an appropriate education for our most capable students, resulting in increased data collection, strong state policies, increased teacher training, and other critical resources.