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Illinois


State Status: Red

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State Association: Illinois Association for Gifted Children
Governor: Pat Quinn
State Dept. of Ed. - Gifted and Talented: Marci Johnson (Division Supervisor, Innovation and Improvement)
State Superintendent: Dr. Christopher Koch

Statistics

Number of public school students (2012-2013): 2,081,731
Students enrolled in grades K-12 (2010-2011): 2,064,312
Students identified as Gifted and Talented (2012-2013): Unknown
Students identified as Gifted and Talented (2010-2011): Unknown
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): 167,102
Total AP Exams taken (2011-2012): 152,709
Mean Advanced Placement Score (2012-2013): 3.07
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2012-2013): 65.0%
Percentage of scores of 3 or above on AP exams (2011-2012): 66.3%
Number of schools offering International Baccalaureate programs (2013-2014): 21

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Legislation & Funding

Does the legislation mandate that gifted students be served?
No
Only in order to qualify for state funding for the education of gifted and talented children.
Does the state require parent/guardian involvement in gifted and talented identification and service decisions?
Yes
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 Only in order to qualify for state funding for the education of gifted and talented children.
Does your state require school districts to have a gifted education administrator?
No Only in order to qualify for state funding for the education of gifted and talented children.
Does the state have an acceleration policy?
No state policy; up to local education agencies to determine
Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration (IRPA) - State Policy page
Does gifted education legislation exist?
Yes
Illinois Administrative Code

Davidson Gifted Database Resources

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  • Other Resources

  • 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.