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Connecticut


State Status: Orange

State Definition of "gifted & talented":
“‘Extraordinary learning ability’ means a child identified by the planning and placement team as gifted and talented on the basis of either performance on relevant standardized measuring instruments, or demonstrated or potential achievement or intellectual creativity, or both. The term shall refer to the top five per cent of children so identified."

“‘Gifted and talented’ means a child identified by the planning and placement team as
(1) possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of very superior intellectual, creative or specific academic capacity and
(2) needing differentiated instruction or services beyond those being provided in the regular school program in order to realize their intellectual, creative or specific academic potential.
The term shall include children with extraordinary learning ability and children with outstanding talent in the creative arts as defined by these regulations.”

“‘Outstanding talent in the creative arts’ means a child identified by the planning and placement team as gifted and talented on the basis of demonstrated or potential achievement in music, the visual arts or the performing arts. The term shall refer to the top five per cent of children so identified.”
(Connecticut Agencies Regs. § 10-76a-2)
State Association: Connecticut Association for the Gifted
Governor: Dannel P. Malloy
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented: Norma Sproul
Commissioner of Education: Stefan Pryor

Statistics

Number of public school students (2012-2013): 560,546
Students enrolled in grades K-12 (2010-2011): 559,646
Students identified as Gifted and Talented (2012-2013): 20,868
11,558 served
Students identified as Gifted and Talented (2010-2011): 10,186
Dollars allocated for Gifted and Talented programming (2012-2013): $0
Dollars allocated for Gifted and Talented programming (2011-2012): $0
Dollars allocated for Gifted and Talented programming (2010-2011): $0
Total AP Exams taken (2012-2013): 56,838
Total AP Exams taken (2011-2012): 54,129
Mean Advanced Placement Score (2012-2013): 3.31
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2012-2013): 73.0%
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2011-2012): 72.9%
Number of schools offering International Baccalaureate programs (2013-2014): 4

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Legislation & Funding

Does the legislation mandate that gifted students be served?
No
Does the state require parent/guardian involvement in gifted and talented identification and service decisions?
No
Does the state require specific criteria/methods to identify gifted students?
Yes, determined at the local level
Does the state provide guidance or guidelines for the identification process?
Yes
Is the age or time at which students are identified for gifted programming mandated in your state?
No
Is there legislation that mandates specialized training in gifted education for teachers of gifted students?
No
Does your state require school districts to have a gifted education administrator?
No
Does the state have an acceleration policy?
State policy leaves LEA to determine
Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration (IRPA) - State Policy page
Does gifted education legislation exist?
Yes
State Department of Education - Gifted and Talented Law

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  • Hoagies: Gifted Education Mandates By State
  • Education Week State Report Cards
  • National Opportunity to Learn Campaign - State Data & Analysis
  • Dept. of Education: Funds for State Formula-Allocated Programs
  • National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) State Policy Page

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    Information presented on this page was compiled from a variety of resources, including, but not limited to: The STATE of the States in Gifted Education, a report by the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted and the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC); state departments of education, state gifted associations, informational websites and other organizations. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has not verified the accuracy of all information and does not warrant its accuracy or fitness of use for any purpose. Users should verify information prior to taking any action. Furthermore, the appearance of selected programs and/or resources does not imply an endorsement or affiliation. Programs and resources are highlighted for informational purposes only.