ERIC Number: ED368147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Gifted Education Program Descriptive Summary Report: School Year 1991-92.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
This report provides descriptive data and analyses of information concerning Illinois public school gifted education programs, gathered via the fiscal year 1992 Gifted Education Program Evaluation Report. The report describes the student population, program type and content, staff training, and funding during school year 1991-92. Highlights of the findings include: (1) during 1991-92, 167,974 Illinois elementary and secondary students were identified as gifted/talented; (2) identified students comprised 9 percent of the total public school enrollment; (3) Blacks and Hispanic students comprised higher percentages of overall enrollment than gifted enrollment, while the reverse was true for Asian students; (4) elementary level classes were primarily enrichment, either in pull-out or regular classroom settings, while secondary-level classes were primarily of the accelerated type; (5) almost all school districts reported participation in staff training related to gifted education; (6) state expenditures for gifted education represented 15 percent of total reported expenditures; (7) females outnumbered males in gifted education by 52.4 percent to 47.9 percent. Appendixes contain a copy of the reporting form, definitions of terms, and program content codes. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.