ERIC Number: ED345388
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Participation of Students from Under-Represented Groups in Gifted Programs. A Planning Guide To Implement Gifted Rule 6A-6.03019, FAC, As Revised on 9-12-91.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
This planning guide is intended to facilitate flexibility in meeting the needs of under-represented groups in Florida programs for gifted students. An introduction defines these students (racial or ethnic minorities, limited English proficient, or from a low socioeconomic background), lists the required components of a district plan for increasing the participation of under-represented groups, and offers start-up suggestions. Specifics of the plan are then presented, with appropriate state rules cited and guidelines for implementation provided. These guidelines cover the district goal for increasing the percentage of students from under-represented groups in gifted programs; screening and referral procedures; criteria for determining eligibility based on the student's demonstrated ability or potential in specific areas of leadership, motivation, academic performance, and creativity; student evaluation procedures, including the identification of the measurement instruments to be used; instructional program modifications or adaptations for these students within the existing program for gifted students; and an evaluation design. Appendices present the full text of the State Board Rule, guidelines for use of standardized tests, contacts for exemplary programs, review procedures, the limited English proficient rule, screening and referral checklists, and an eligibility matrix. (Two references) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Ethnic Groups, Gifted, Limited English Speaking, Long Range Planning, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Poverty, Program Development, Referral, Screening Tests, Socioeconomic Status, State Legislation, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Identifiers - Location: Florida