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Gifted Talented Education

 

Welcome to the gifted/talented (G/T) education webpage. The state’s goal is to ensure that students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication. This is evident by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted/talented students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.

 

A "gifted/talented student” is a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who

(1) exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;

(2) possesses an unusual capacity for leadership; or

(3) excels in a specific academic field. (Texas Education Code §29.121)


 

2009 State PlanThe Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students (State Plan) - revised 2009
The State Plan provides requirements for and guidance to districts as they meet the unique needs of the gifted/talented population in Texas.

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 gted@tea.state.tx.us.

Gifted/Talented Frequently Asked Questions provides information relating to the State Plan and should not be construed as TEA rules.

For further questions or inquires email TEA at gted@tea.state.tx.us.

Join the TexasGifted/Talented Education mailing list


 

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.


 

Professional Development

The 30 hours of G/T foundational training, 6 hours of update, and administrator/counselor training is coordinated by the local district.

Required Gifted/Talented Teacher Training (PDF, 16.9 KB)

School board training and other trainings are available through the regional Education Service Centers (ESCs).


 

Related Links
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  (PDF

Reading Strategies for Advanced Primary Readers (PDF,

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)

 

 

Gifted/Talented Education Resources

The following links provide support for G/T instruction and program services.

TPSP  The Texas Performance Standards Project (outside source)

GT Equity Equity in G/T Education (outside source)

Toolkit I  Gifted/Talented Teacher Toolkit I (outside source)

Toolkit II Gifted/Talented Teacher Toolkit II (outside source)

Estudios  Estudios, A J. K. Javits Grant Program (outside source)

 

 


Contact

Monica Brewer
monica.brewer@tea.state.tx.us
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581


Curriculum Division
curriculum@tea.state.tx.us
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401
(512) 463-9581

 

 

Page last modified on 7/16/2014 11:16:47 AM.