ERIC Number: ED357556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Gifted and Talented Education: Grades K-12.
Armstrong, Raymond; And Others
This evaluation report describes the instructional support services provided by the Gifted and Talented (G/T) Education Program of the Des Moines (Iowa) Independent Community School District. The report evaluates the program's context, input, process, and product and considers future planning. The state-mandated program provides services through differentiated instruction, curriculum replacement, acceleration, course compacting, special programs, mentors, pull-outs, community resources, and summer and Saturday programs. One component of the program is the Central Academy, a half-day program designed to facilitate high academic needs for students in grades 8 through 12. The program budget is funded through the Instructional Support Levy based upon the state allowable growth funding formula. Implementation of the G/T program involves identification of students needing support services, facilitating appropriate curriculum and services to support these students, and continual monitoring and review of student needs. The G/T program serves over 4,000 students, 13 percent of the population in the Des Moines Public Schools. The number of Advanced Placement exams taken by Des Moines juniors and seniors currently exceeds the national average. Appendices contain materials describing the program in more detail. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Teaching and Learning Div.