A Story of Growth and Understanding
In 1977, the Texas Legislature passed its first legislation concerning the education of gifted/talented (G/T) students. In 1979, state funds for providing services to G/T children were made available, but providing such services was optional for school districts.
In 1987, the Texas Legislature mandated that all school districts must identify and serve G/T students at all grade levels. In 1990, The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students was adopted, and in 1999, the Texas Performance Standards Project for Gifted/Talented Students (TPSP) was created.
Today, Texas educators are committed to meeting the unique needs of G/T students and to expanding the ways we do so. To learn more about exciting programs for G/T education in Texas, click on the links below, contact your local school district or regional service center, or email TEA at email@example.com.
Join the Texas Gifted/Talented Education listserv!
Gifted/Talented Frequently Asked Questions
The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students - revised 2009
English Version (PDF, 160 KB)
Spanish Version (PDF, 181 KB)
For a print-ready file allowing you to produce an English-Spanish flip version of the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guiding Questions for Program Review (PDF, 187 KB)
This tool for G/T program review serves as a resource to the State Plan and provides guided questions to assist districts in their efforts to meet the compliance guidelines.
Required Gifted/Talented Teacher Training (PDF, 16.9 KB)
The Texas Education Code on Gifted/Talented Education, TEC Subchapter D. Educational Programs for Gifted/Talented Students §29.121-§29.123 and §42.156
The Texas Administrative Code on Gifted/Talented Education (TAC) §89.1-§89.5
Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP) Frequently Asked Questions
The Texas Performance Standards Project (outside source)
Equity in G/T (outside source)
Texas AP/IB Incentive Program
Texas Association for Gifted and Talented (outside source)
National Association for Gifted Children (outside source)
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401