ERIC Number: ED335823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Texas State Plan and Guidelines for the Education of the Gifted/Talented.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Gifted/Talented Education.
This state plan for education of gifted/talented students in Texas offers a rationale and goal, and defines the roles of the Texas Education Agency and the regional education service centers in supporting local district services for gifted students. The plan also contains suggested guidelines for use by local district personnel in the development of programs for the gifted that meet state requirements. These guidelines deal with evaluation and planning, student identification, program organization, curriculum development, staff development, and parent/community involvement. Appendixes contain: (1) critical indicators of quality performance; (2) checklists for program planning and improvement; (3) procedures for identifying students; (4) student selection criteria; (5) preschool/primary program designs; (6) curriculum development principles; (7) student objectives; (8) advanced placement and education guidelines; (9) criteria for selection of materials; (10) staff development planning information; (11) teacher competencies; and (12) suggestions for organizing a local association of parents and educators for the gifted/talented. The document also contains a glossary, a list of five references, and a 29-item bibliography. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Government Role, Preschool Education, Program Development, Staff Development, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Talent
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Gifted/Talented Education.