ERIC Number: ED416624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
State-Assisted Program for Gifted Students: Administrative Manual and Guidelines.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
This manual provides administrative guidelines for programs for gifted students in Missouri. An introduction cites the relevant state special education law, defines "giftedness," and stresses that differentiated educational programs are intended for only 2 or 3 percent of the school-aged population whose development requires differentiated programs. The next section outlines general administrative procedures for state-assisted gifted programs at both the district level and the state departmental level. The third section provides specific guidelines for preparing the application for state assistance for district gifted programs and explains how to complete the cover page (and assurances) and the five main sections, which cover: (1) enrollment and proposed number of gifted students to be served; (2) student selection criteria; (3) description of gifted program; (4) budget for instructional staff positions; and (5) budget for special materials for all program components. Six appendices provide more detail on nonsupplant of the regular program; certification requirements for teachers of the gifted; the gifted student selection process; minimum caseloads eligible for reimbursement; state administrative rules; and definitions of terms. (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Budgeting, Definitions, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Enrollment, Gifted, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Implementation, Special Education, State Aid, State Legislation, State Regulation, State School District Relationship
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri