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Federal Policies


State Status: White

State Definition of "gifted & talented":
Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.
U.S. Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan
Acting Deputy Secretary: Anthony W. Miller
Under Secretary: Martha J. Kanter
Primary Contact, Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program: Patricia Johnson
Director, National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented: Joseph S. Renzulli
Director, Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs : Joseph Conaty

Statistics

Estimated number of K-12 students enrolled in public schools (2013-2014): 50.1 million
Funding through Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Student Education grant program (FY 2014): $5,000,000
Funding through Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Student Education grant program (FY 2013): $0
Funding through Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Student Education grant program (FY 2009): $7,460,000
Total AP Exams taken (2012-2013): 3,824,691
Total AP Exams taken (2011-2012): 3,594,696
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2012-2013): 58.6%
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2011-2012): 58.8%
Number of schools offering International Baccalaureate programs (2013-2014): 811

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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.