ERIC Number: ED418558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This state plan for the education of gifted/talented students in Texas first offers a rationale and goal and then defines the state and district roles for educating gifted students. The plan provides guidelines for use by local district personnel in the development of gifted programs that meet state requirements. These guidelines include: (1) instruments and procedures to be used to assess students for program services, to measure diverse abilities and intelligences, and to provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their talents and strengths; (2) a flexible system of viable program options that provides for a learning continuum to be developed throughout the district and reinforces the strengths, needs, and interests of gifted/talented students; (3) curriculum and instruction that meet the needs of gifted students by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of the general school program; (4) knowledge levels that will enable all personnel involved in the planning, development, and delivery of services to offer appropriate options and curricula; and (5) levels of community and family participation that should be encouraged by the district. Charts reflect activities that will be included in the District Effectiveness and Compliance review process, and recognized and exemplary activities that schools may want to implement. A glossary of relevant terms is included. (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Program Development, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Talent
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, P.O. Box 13817, Austin, TX 78711-3817 ($2 per copy for nonprofit institutions, $2.50 per copy for all others).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.